Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention played two shows at New York City’s Fil…

Posted from the web by on June 6, 2018


Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention played two shows at New York City’s Fillmore East on June 5 & 6, 1971. The concerts were being recorded for the LP “The Mothers, Fillmore East June 1971. On the night of the 6th, as an encore, John Lennon and Yoko Ono emerged from the wings to play a half hour set with the band. This part of the show was also recorded and released under Lennon’s name on a disc called “Live Jam”, which was included as a bonus disc with Lennon’s album “Some Time in New York City.”

Some of the members of The Mothers were not aware the recordings with Lennon were going to be used by him, and never received any payment / royalties from the release.

This is still one of those shows we wish we had a ‘way back’ machine for. Any of you there 47 years ago tonight?

w/ Howard Kaylan Mark Volman




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