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  • rating: 85.4% (14)

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  • La Patinoire in Bordeaux, France on Tue, 01 Jun 1982

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    I was Zappa's driver. Just before the show the tour manager (I can't remember his name but he was a nice guy) pulled out a white wine label and asked me if I could find one bootle of that wine for Frank (can't remember the wine either). I did.

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  • Do Not Use in Waterbury, US on Fri, 16 Nov 1973

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    I went there with some college mates from UMass Amherst. If it was the same concert as I remember, it was by far the best of the 4 FZ concerts that I attended. The cocert that I saw had "The Climax Blues Band" as the opener. Don't remember the set list but Frank and the band oitdid themselves!

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  • New Bingley Hall in Stafford, UK on Sat, 12 Feb 1977

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    Wow great concert Frank was not happy with the venue only time he played there . Audience participation was excellent first time I saw him outstanding 🙏❤️🎶🎼

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  • Memorial Gymnasium, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, US on Mon, 18 Oct 1976

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    Basketball arena, sorry acoustics, sitting on the gym floor. I remember speakers at the side of the audience first coming alive during The Torture Never Stoos -- female moans running all around the Auditorium. Zappa was my idol, I loved the concert, though it was probably just another stop for him.

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  • Auckland Town Hall in Auckland, New Zealand on Fri, 16 Jan 1976

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    I don’t know what gig the above fan/reviewer attended but it was not the 1976 Auckland Town Hall gig. Neither Don “Sugarcane” Harris nor Jimmy Carl Black were part of the band Frank had with him that evening. Original bass player Roy Estrada was there along with drummer extraordinaire Terry Bozio, saxophonist Napoleon Brock Murphy and a keyboardist who’s name has escaped my memory.
    But the gig was completely brilliant. One of the very best I’ve ever witnessed.

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    A fabulous concert! First thing to note is that on arrival at the entrance to the Town Hall, a crowd of us were told the show was oversold, so despite already having tickets we should leave and seek a refund on Monday! I immediately took action in all the commotion and slipped through inside unnoticed, taking a seat ultimately directly behind Zappa the band where plenty of seats were in fact empty. It was a classic lineup as i recall with the likes of Sugarcane Harris raging on violin and Jimmy Carl Black doing his declaration of being “the Indian in the group” (I’m surprised that his byline was never noted in the doco Rumble: the Indians who rocked the World)☀️ Zappa, shirtless most of the concert was on form playing searing guitar and also probing fluffy toys while the saxman Napoleon threw up green jelly on people in the front row It would great to find the song list but for sure the Mothers that night played a stack of their classics of that era☀️????

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  • The Zoo Amphitheatre in Oklahoma City, US on Sun, 19 Oct 1980

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    It was a warm Sunday on the grass at the amphitheater theatre , he had his songbook open and was reading the lyrics as he sang

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  • Feste Marienberg in Würzburg, Germany on Sun, 13 Jun 1982

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    I was at this concert with my parents when I was just six weeks old. Unfortunately I have no memories. But my parents talk still often from this concert.

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  • Convocation Hall in Toronto, Canada on Sun, 28 Jan 1968

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    Too long ago to remember in detail, but it was an impressive set.

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  • Olympen in Lund, Sweden on Mon, 02 Oct 1967

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    The consert was not at Olympen, it was at Stora Salen AF. Olympen was not built 1967. I was at the consert. Zappa did not bring any PA system for the singing, they tried to use the PA system in Stora Salen but it was construckted for speach. So they soon gave up the singing. There was actually two conserts that evening, but it turned into one long jam session without singing, with a change of listeners in the midddle. I was able to attend both sessions. It was a smashing success!

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About Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa was born 83 years ago, on Saturday, 21 December 1940.
Frank Zappa passed away at age 52 on Saturday, 4 December 1993.

Based on our research data, it appears, that the first Frank Zappa concert happened 61 years ago on Sun, 10 May 1964 in Broadside - Pomona, US and that the last Frank Zappa concert was 11 years ago on Fri, 18 Oct 2013 in Kulturzentrum Schlachthof - Kassel, Germany.

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