Zappa & Mothers open for Lenny Bruce with “Plastic People” – LOUIE of Week

To start 2014 with a bang, the first LOUIE of Week shall be a vintage recording of Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, opening for Lenny Bruce at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco sometime in June 1966.

The very first song of this set was “PLASTIC PEOPLE” – an inspired re-write of Richard Berry‘s immortal melody.

Big thanks to Dangerous Minds for reminding me of this special moment, even if it wasn’t specifically mentioned. You can hear more about the Frank Zappa / Lenny Bruce connection by visiting HERE!

UPDATE: The YouTube link with the archival recording was removed!

Oh well….. some recordings are like that….

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