Frank Zappa and The Mothers

Fillmore East – June 1971
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Frank Zappa was one of the most innovative musicians, composers and arrangers of our time. A genius on many levels his music is comprehensive in scope and far reaching in its magnitude.

Frank Zappa played The Fillmore East many times. The live recording of The Mothers from the final month at The Fillmore East took place on June 5th and 6th, 1971. This was a historic concert event in that John Lennon and Yoko Ono joined Frank Zappa and The Mothers on stage. It was an interesting, eclectic collaboration, not without it’s fair share of drama, before, during and after the concert.

The cast of characters also included Phil Spector as the infamous post producer of the live concert that was recorded and released after The Mothers as a bonus disk, Live Jam with Sometime in New York City.

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