The year 1971 was not a good one for Frank Zappa. After having much trouble getting his film, 200 Motels, made; he did a concert in which a fire destroyed all of his equipment. The very next show, a crazy fan put him in the hospital. On this episode, Franks Zappa’s bad year.
Show notes and links:
- Penn’s Sunday School (pennsundayschool.com).
- 42 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Concert Fire Inspires ‘Smoke on the Water’ (ultimateclassicrock.com).
- THE MONTREUX CASINO FIRE 1971: I WAS THE LAST ONE OUT!! (peterschneiderperu.com).
- Did they ever identify the “Stupid with a Flare Gun” who started the fire in the Montreux Casino, and inspired “Smoke on the Water,” a song which has probably made enough to rebuild the casino twenty times over? (quora.com).
- 43 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Pushed Offstage in London (ultimateclassicrock.com).
- Frank Zappa (en.wikipedia.org).