1969 Zappa Mothers Alice Cooper Minneapolis Program

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This concert program was created for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's appearance with Alice Cooper at Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis in Minneapolis on July 13th, 1969. It is folded as a card with text inside, and an ad on the backside.

This program is particularly interesting due to the inclusion of both Frank Zappa and Alice Cooper. In the late 1960s, Zappa started two record labels: Straight Records and Bizarre Records. He had a mission to discover the next great generation of rock musicians. During that time, Zappa saw Alice Cooper perform in LA with some of the popular psychedelic bands of the time, including Buffalo Springfield and The Doors. The audience was somewhat freaked out by Alice Cooper's hard rock edge following the psychedelic hippie music that had been played beforehand. Apparently, Zappa said, "Anybody that can clear a room that quick, I’ve got to sign." He then signed the band to Straight Records and gave them their first big break.

--TITLE : Zappa Mothers Alice Cooper Minneapolis Program
--PERFORMERS: Zappa & The Mothers, Alice Cooper
--VENUE: Tyrone Guthrie Theater
--CITY: Minneapolis
--DATE: 07/13/69
--DIMENSIONS: 11 in. x 8.5 in.
--PRINTING: PROGRAM; Concert Program