The Mothers Of Invention

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This celebrated band was formed in 1964 when guitarist Frank Zappa (Frank Vincent Zappa, 21 December 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 4 December 1993, Los Angeles, California, USA) replaced Ray Hunt in the Soul Giants, a struggling R&B-based bar band. Ray Collins (b. 19 November 1937, USA; vocals), Dave Coronado (saxophone), Roy Estrada (b. 17 April 1943, Santa Ana, California, USA; bass) and Jimmy Carl Black (b. 1 February 1938, El Paso, Texas, USA; drums) completed their early line-up, but Coronado abandoned the outfit when the newcomer unveiled his musical strategy. Now renamed the Mothers, the quartet was relocated from Orange County to Los Angeles where they were briefly augmented by several individuals, including Alice Stuart and Henry Vestine, later guitarist in Canned Heat. Jim Fielder was another bass player who passed through the ranks. He actually joined Buffalo Springfield before he had officially handed in his notice. These temporary additions...

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