Mothers: 1965-66

Los Angeles -> San Fransisco -> Hawaii -> Freak Out! Tour -> New York

[Note: Background Colors = blue: rehearsing/recording; = pink: bad event; = lilac: good event]

1965-1966

* mentioned by JCB

Date

JCB*

City

Venue

Comments / Sources

1965

Band changed their name to The Mothers when they returned to the Broadside [FZappa] - that is, May 9th 1965

Soul Giants:

    

Feb - April

Pomona

Broadside

6 nites a week for 3 months [JCB]

Mothers:

    

June - Sept

 

Red Flame

Go Go joint [JCB]

 

Fontana CA

The Shack

Go Go joint [JCB]

 

 

Tom Cat a go go

For one month  -5@ 45min sets per nite, 6 nites per week, $90 per week [JCB]

 

LA

Brave New World

Alice Stuart [JCB]

 

Culver City

Broadside

Not mentioned other than by JCB

Sept 9

  

Yardbirds play at Bob Markley house party, MOI joined after finishing a gig

Oct 65

LA

The Action

Oct 1 - Herb Cohen becomes manager,  arranges one month gig, 6 nites a week [JCB]; John Wayne visits Oct 31

Nov  - Mar 66

LA

Whisky a Go Go

22 weeks [JCB]

Nov 6

San Francisco

Longshoremens Hall

with Charlatans headlining; ticket

1966

Jan 31-Feb 2

LA

The Trip

 

Late Jan-Feb

 

 

 

Rehearsing in Seward Street Hollywood studio of Tim Sullivan who owed FZ money [JCB]

March

 

 

 

Recording FreakOut! at TTG studios

April 7-16

Hawaii

Da Swamp

Hawaii Residency 1966 (JCB says "whole month" from April 1st)

May 3-5

LA

The Trip

with Velvet Underground

May 6-26

Hayward

Frenchys

with Neil Diamond; around the 12 to 26 [JCB]

May 27-29

San Francisco

Fillmore West

with Andy Warhol's Plastic Inevitable + Velvet Underground + Nico; poster

June 3-4

San Francisco

Fillmore West

with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Grateful Dead

June 24-25

San Francisco

Fillmore West

with Lenny Bruce; June 27 - FreakOut! released; [poster]

Mothers of Invention:

    

Freakout! Promo Tour

    

July

Washington

 

TV Show - Freakout! Promo Tour

July

Detroit

 

TV Show - Freakout! Promo Tour

July 12

Windsor, Ontario

Swinging Time

TV Show - Freakout! Promo Tour

July

Dallas TX

 

TV Show - Freakout! Promo Tour

Back in LA

    

July 23

LA

Danish Centre

GUAMBO (Great Underground Arts Masked Ball & Orgy); with The Factory, Sound Machine

Aug 13

 

LA

Shrine Exposition Hall

with The Factory

Aug

 

 

 

Rehearsing at Lindy Opera House when Billy Mundi joined [JCB]

Aug- (3 nites)

San Francisco

Avalon Ballroom

Elliot fired on 2nd nite [JCB]' with Family Dog

Sept 9

 

San Francisco

Fillmore West

with Oxford Circle; poster

Sept 10

 

San Francisco

Scottish Rites Temple

Moved from Fillmore; with Oxford Circle

Sept 17

LA

Shrine Exposition Hall

with Little Gary Ferguson, The Factory, Count V, West Coast Pop Experimental Band; poster

Sept 27-Oct 2

 

LA

Whisky a Go Go

with The Factory

Oct-Nov

 

 

 

Rehearsing for Absolutely Free:  Little rehearsal room by Santa Monica Boulevard [JCB]; 'Big Leg Emma' recorded [JCB]

Oct 29

Santa Barbara

Earl Warren Showgrounds

with The Factory; poster

Nov (15-18)

 

 

 

Recording Absolutely Free

The East Coast

Nov 23 - Jan 21 '67

    

Nov 23-26

New York

The Balloon Farm

 

Nov (23-26)

New York

Village Theatre

"with the Fugs"; "Later, the Village Theatre was renamed the Fillmore East" [JCB] (See Dec 4 '67)

Nov (23-26)

Long Island NY

The Beach House

with the Pigeons, later renamed Vanilla Fudge [JCB]

Nov (23-26)

 

 

 

Mayfair Studio: Overdub Recordings for Absolutely Free

Dec 2-3

 

New York

The Balloon Farm

? with The Strangers and Clear Light (Dallas Taylor) [JCB]

Dec 4

 

Island Park New York

Action House

with Velvet Underground, Fugs, Ronettes, Shangri-Las, Left Banke, Brian Hyland, Terry Knight + The Pack, et al.

Dec 9

 

East Lansing MI

Michigan Union

 

Dec 16-17

New York

The Balloon Farm

? with The Strangers and Clear Light (Dallas Taylor) [JCB]

Dec 23-31

New York

The Balloon Farm

with T. Buckley

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