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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention Release ‘Fillmore East, June 1971′

Fillmore East – June 1971 captures the Mothers of Invention at the peak of their second incarnation.

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

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/Verve
Bizarre/Verve

The Story of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention’s Doo-Wop Tribute ‘Cruising With Ruben and the Jets’

On Dec. 2, 1968, a mysterious group of pompadoured cartoon faces turned back the clock of music history to highlight the golden era of doo-wop with a self-referencing album.

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Rockers We’ve Lost In 2012: Mothers of Invention Co-Founder Ray Collins

Singer and co-founder of the Mothers of Invention, Ray Collins, died on Monday, Dec. 24, in Pomona, Calif. at age 76. Collins had been hospitalized since Dec...

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Mothers of Invention Co-Founder Ray Collins Dies at 76

Ray Collins, the singer and co-founder of the Mothers of Invention, died on Monday (Dec. 24) in Pomona, Calif. He had been hospitalized since Dec. 18 after suffering a massive heart attack, and was removed from life support on Saturday. He was 76 years old.

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