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The Story of the Mothers of Invention’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’-Baiting ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’

From the mocking cover art to the orchestral notes that grace the music, the Mothers of Invention’s ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ turns ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ on its head.

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Bizarre / Reprise
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The Story of Frank Zappa’s ‘Burnt Weeny Sandwich’

After guiding the Mothers of Invention to significant critical respect and even modest commercial success over the second half of the ‘60s, Frank Zappa welcomed 1970 as a newly minted solo artist.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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Frank Zappa Documentary to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

An unauthorized documentary about Frank Zappa will have its world premiere at Sundance next week.

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
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Gail Zappa, Frank Zappa’s Widow, Dies at 70

Gail Zappa, widow of the late Frank Zappa, died this afternoon at the age of 70.

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Frank Zappa’s Estate Planning Major Series of Reissues, New Releases

Hold onto your wallets, Frank Zappa fans.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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The Story of Frank Zappa’s First Solo Album, ‘Lumpy Gravy’

Frank Zappa's first solo album, Lumpy Gravy, was released in May 1968.

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The Story of Frank Zappa’s Experimental, Genre-Shuffling ‘Uncle Meat’

By the time Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention released their fifth album, Uncle Meat, in April 1969, it was evident that he was a creative, prolific and adventurous force.

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36 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases ‘Sheik Yerbouti’

On many levels — creative, personal, and business-related — 1979 would go down as a banner year in the long and storied career of Frank Zappa.

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Sam’s Interview Of The Week!

This weeks interview is with a legend of the rock and roll world Frank Zappa. Frank had a different outlook on music and how it was presented and what the music business did to change rock and roll...

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Ron Case, Getty Images
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45 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Puts the Mothers Behind Him

Several months after the release of the fifth Mothers of Invention album, 'Uncle Meat,' in March 1969, Frank Zappa pulled the plug, at least for now, on the band.

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40 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases ‘Apostrophe (‘)’

Frank Zappa's most commercially successful album was released on March 22, 1974.

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35 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases ‘Sleep Dirt’

Like much of the material that came out under Frank Zappa's name in the late '70s, 1979's 'Sleep Dirt' has a complicated history. Also like much of the work that ended the artist's most prolific decade, 'Sleep Dirt' had its roots in a shelved, four-LP set that Zappa's record company refused to release.

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