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Published: 2013/10/23

Zappa Family Trust Announce Year of Zappa

The Zappa Family Trust will close out 2013 with a series of events honoring Frank Zappa. The events will be designed around the 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa’s Roxy & Elsewhere release. There will be a newly minted original vinyl release of the 1973 shows at the Roxy in Los Angeles as well as a Live at the Roxy concert movie. Dweezil Zappa will perform three “Zappa Plays Zappa” shows December 7-9 at The Roxy, commemorating the 1973 performances by Frank Zappa and the Mothers.

In addition, tonight the L.A. Philharmonic will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall with the world premiere of Zappa’s 200 Motels. The band for the show will feature members of Zappa’s various projects including Ian Underwood, Scott Thunes, Jamie Kime and Joe Travers.


There are 5 comments associated with this post

Tim Fischer October 23, 2013, 19:14:11

Frank was truly a genius! His musical talents went far beyond that of the modern day musician. I remember seeing him at his annual Halloween shows at the Palladium in NYC back in the 70’s. I was at his birthday party in NYC 12/21/79 at the premiere of Baby Snakes. I will never forget it, RIP Frank.

Time flies October 23, 2013, 19:30:49

Are we really approaching 20 years???

BrianOC October 24, 2013, 00:20:45

Yep, Frank left for his final tour on 12/4/93. So amazing to see the LA Philharmonic to play 200 Motels. It would be a smart move for orchestras (many failing) to play Zappa’s symphonic works. They would bring new audiences in and boost sales.

Jon Kiebon October 24, 2013, 11:37:38

I am totally psyched to see Zappa Plays Zappa the night before Halloween at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC. I would have given anything to be able to to be at the 200 motels show in LA but can only hope that the Zappa family trust will put it out on DVD and CDas we have waited for too long for a simple regular DVD of the Roxy and elsewhere movie! Nobody loves Frank more than I did and I am extremely moved by &proud of D.Z.l for the miraculous Zappa Plays Zappa tours.Frank Zappa’s music will live forever even if the Republicans try and do away with it!

Jon Kiebon October 24, 2013, 11:47:41

oh yes also of note I too was at the premiere of baby snakes on Frank’s birthday in 1979 and got to hang out with him. Well the years are rolling by! It’s been 20 years since Frank left for his final tour and 37 years since I saw my first Zappa show Halloween 1976 felt forum NYC.

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