Category Archives: Zappa

February 2013 List

2-28-13          February 2013 List Happy birthday, John Fahey!  (Born 1939).  On 2/28/70 the Frank Zappa “Hot Rats” LP charts at No. 9 in England.  On 3/3/73, the LP “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player” by Elton John charts … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Frank Zappa!

Now playing:  The Mothers of Invention!

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Frank Zappa – “Chunga’s Revenge”

12-19-12        Frank Zappa – “Chunga’s Revenge” On 12-19-70 Andy Williams’ “Greatest Hits” LP was No. 1 in England.  Also on 12-19-70 Frank Zappa “Chunga’s Revenge” LP charts at No. 43 in England.  12/19/64 the Sandie Shaw 45 “Girl Don’t Come” … Continue reading

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Zappa Chronology

11-29-12        Zappa Chronology John Mayall born 1933 As some of you will be aware, The Zappa Family Trust has allowed Universal Music to re-issue dozens of titles previously only available on Rykodisc.  In some cases, they went back to the … Continue reading

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FZ on DVD #2

11-19-12        FZ on DVD #2 Jazzer Don Cherry born 1936; singer Ofra Haza born 1957. Continuing my look at Frank Zappa on DVD, we have his film “200 Motels” (1971).  There’s a bit on contention, about the legitimacy of this … Continue reading

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FZ on DVD #1

11-13-12        FZ on DVD #1 Idris Muhammad born 1939; Terry Reid born 1949; on 11-13-71 Rod Stewart “Every Picture Tells A Story” LP is No. 1 in England; on 11-13-76 Led Zeppelin’s live album “The Song Remains The Same” 2LP … Continue reading

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Halloween – Neon Park

10-31-12        Neon Park Poncho Sanchez born 1951; Illinois Jacquet born 1922; on 10-31-70 “Motown Chartbusters Vol. 4” LP was No. 1 in England; 10-31-81 Human League “Dare” was No. 1 in England. Recently, I found an A&M Records sampler LP … Continue reading

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