John Van Hamersveld – Original ‘An American Music Show’ Poster Artwork / Janis Joplin, Mothers of Invention, The Byrds

John Van Hamersveld’s signed original artwork for his (and Bob Schnepf’s) classic poster advertising the September 1968 benefit concert “An American Music Show”.  This Pinnacle Productions show benefitted the Los Angeles Free Clinic.  Held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca. this concert featured Big Brother & The Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Frank Zappa […]

FRANK ZAPPA – 1966 Mothers of Invention AUTOGRAPHS / Pre-FREAK OUT Signed Receipts

An amazing set of Mothers of Invention autographs from the classic Freak Out! era band–a set of four receipts from Frenchy’s House of Barbecue in Hayward California.  There are receipts signed by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Ray Collins (who signs for Roy Estrada) and Eliott Ingber (on a smaller receipt.) The Mothers played FRENCHY’S […]

Frank Zappa Mothers of Invention – Autographs / Pre-“Freak Out” Signed Receipts

Here’s a truly amazing set of Mothers of Invention autographs from the classic Freak Out era band–a set of four receipts from Frenchy’s House of BBQ in Hayward California. There are receipts signed by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Ray Collins (who signs Raymond Collins”) and Eliott Ingber. The Mothers played Frenchy’s from May 6-26, […]

Frank Zappa / Mothers of Invention – Unplayed “My Guitar/Dog Breath” 45

A mint/near mint and unplayed stock copy of The Mothers of Invention’s “My Guitar/Dog Breath” on Reprise.  This was the only copy found in a recent warehouse discovery, and is in exceptional condition, with only a barely visible superficial sleeve scuff on one side.  The best copy we’ve seen.

Frank Zappa/Mother of Invention – Rare 1966 “Son of Guambo” Handbill

An exceedingly rare handbill for Freak Out: Son of GUAMBO, an August 1966 concert at L.A.’s Shrine Exposition Hall staged by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, and also featuring The Factory (with Lowell George).  GUAMBO stood for Great Underground Arts Masked Ball and Orgy.  The original GUAMBO show took place in July 1966, […]

FRANK ZAPPA – 1966 Mothers of Invention AUTOGRAPHS / Pre-FREAK OUT Signed Receipts

Here’s a truly amazing set of Mothers of Invention autographs from the classic FREAK OUT era band–a set of five receipts from FRENCHY’S HOUSE OF BARBECUE in Hayward California.  There are receipts signed by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Ray Collins and Eliott Ingber (on a smaller receipt.) The Mothers played FRENCHY’S from May 6-26, […]

Frank Zappa – Handwritten Musical Manuscript For “The Rejected Mexican Pope Leaves The Stage”

An original five page musical manuscript written entirely by Frank Zappa, for “The Rejected Mexican Pope Leaves the Stage”, which appears on the Mothers of Invention live album Ahead of Their Time! (recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London on October 25, 1968 and released by Barking Pumpkin in 1993.)All of the dense musical notation, numbers […]

Frank Zappa – 1966 Mothers of Invention Autographs / Pre-FREAK OUT Signed Receipts

A truly amazing set of Mothers of Invention autographs from the classic Freak Out era band–a set of five receipts from Frenchy’s House of Barbecue in Hayward California. Included are receipts signed by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Ray Collins (who signs Roy Estrada’s bill “Roy Estrada, co-signed by Raymond Collins”) and Eliott Ingber (on […]

FRANK ZAPPA – 1966 Mothers of Invention Set of Autographs on Burger Receipts / Pre-FREAK OUT

A truly amazing set of Mothers of Invention autographs from the classic FREAK OUT era band–a set of five receipts from FRENCHY’S HOUSE OF BARBECUE in Hayward California; one each signed by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Roy Estrada, Ray Collins and Eliott Ingber.  Elliott didn’t sign his last name, but also included is a […]

Frank Zappa – 1982 European Tour Poster “Ship Too Late…”

A French promotional poster adverting Frank Zappa’s 1982 European Tour, using modified artwork for his Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch album.  This measures 22 1/2″ x 32 3/4″ and is in very good condition with pinholes in the bottom corners, very small missing bits of paper in the top corner tips, […]

Frank Zappa & Mothers of Invention – 1970 Fillmore East Concert Program

A rare original concert program for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention’s concerts with special guests Sea Train and the Insect Trust in May, 1970 at New York’s legendary Fillmore East.   The program is 20 pages and includes band bios, photos, and great vintage ads for Nina Simone, the Woodstock album, LP’s by Crosby […]

Frank Zappa & Mothers of Invention – 1971 Rainbow Concert Program (Zappa Attacked)

A scarce program for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention engagement at London’s Rainbow Theatre, a legendary show where a crazed fan attacked and seriously injured Zappa.  Wikipedia explains “In December 1971, there were two serious setbacks. While performing at Casino de Montreux in Switzerland, The Mothers’ equipment was destroyed when a flare set […]

Velvet Underground/Andy Warhol/Frank Zappa/Tim Leary – “Nightbeat Magazine Freakout” 1966 Handbill

A previously undocumented handbill for the NIGHTBEAT MAGAZINE FREAKOUT, held at the Action House in Long Island, New York, on December 4, 1966. This little documented event featured live performances by The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Mothers of Invention (with Frank Zappa), The Ronettes, The Shangra-La’s, The Left Banke, The Fugs, Terry Knight and […]

Rolling Stone Magazine – Bound Volumes #1 – 7 (Issues #1 – 105)

A rare set of Rolling Stone magazine, issues #1 – 105, bound in a limited edition of seven volumes and gifted by Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner to former Warner Bros. Records president Joe Smith.  Wenner and legendary San Francisco Chronicle music critic Ralph J. Gleason launched Rolling Stone with their debut issue on November […]

Frank Zappa & Mothers of Invention – United Mutations Fan Club Application & Photo

A very rare application to The Mothers of Invention’s fan club, United Mutations, along with a 4″ x 5″ graduation photo of Frank Zappa and a sheet of United Mutations stationery.  This is the first UM memorabilia we’ve seen, and as is typical with any Zappa enterprise, the sense of humor is evident.  The photograph […]

Frank Zappa – Signed Original 200 Motels Q&A Manuscript, Letter

An original typewritten cover letter and seven page manuscript signed by Frank Zappa.  Zappa prepared this discography, biography and humourous “hypothetical” questions and answers to send to journalists in advance of his 1971 film, “200 Motels.” Zappa asks and answers questions including “How did you ever get to make a movie in the first place,” […]

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