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

Hold onto your wallets, Frank Zappa fans.

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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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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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The Story of Frank Zappa’s Death

Frank Zappa died on Dec. 4, 1993.

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The Story of the Frank Zappa Concert Fire that Inspired ‘Smoke on the Water’

The famous fire at the Montreux Jazz Festival took place on Dec. 4, 1971

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45 Years Ago: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention Release ‘Cruising With Ruben & 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 their self-referencing album ‘Cruising With Ruben & the Jets.’

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37 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases ‘Studio Tan’

Frank Zappa's ‘Studio Tan’ album was released in September 1978.

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George Duke of the Mothers of Invention Dies

Keyboard pioneer George Duke, whose long list of credits included a lengthy stint with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, has reportedly passed away at the age of 67.

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