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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Category: Frank Zappa +/- the Mothers

Capitol Records

Molly Bee – Cited Zappa Influence – Could Yodel

This full-page ad in Billboard‘s “World of Country Music” special edition gives every indication that 1967 promised to be a break-out year for Molly Bee: Billboard October 28, 1967 The previous year, inside the gatefold sleeve of 1966’s Freak Out – the groundbreaking debut double album by Frank Zappa‘s Mothers

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Advertising +/- marketing in popular music

Frank Zappa’s Clio Award

Animator, Ed Seeman — who would later film the Mothers of Invention’s legendarily infamous shows at New York City’s Garrick Theater (and quite a bit more over the course of thirteen months) — initially joined forces with Frank Zappa when he formally contracted the bandleader and composer to provide the

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"I Don't Care"

Mayf Nutter Doesn’t Care

Just a few minutes into the 1970 country music documentary, The Nashville Sound, there is a quick succession of “man-in-the-street” interviews with various passersby that include – most unexpectedly – Straight Records recording artist, Mayf Nutter, who states his current professional affiliation (artist signed to Frank Zappa’s label) in jarring

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