FZ's Vaudeville Band

In late May, 1970, Frank Zappa hired Mark Volman (Flo) and Howard Kaylan (Eddie), formerly of the Turtles, as lead vocalists. They remained in the band until December, 1971. This incarnation of the Mothers is sometimes refered to as the "vaudeville band". They are featured on the albums 200 Motels, Fillmore East--June 1971, Just Another Band From L.A., and Playground Psychotics, and parts of Chunga's Revenge and You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore.

These pages summarize the similarities and differences among the three concert tours of the vaudeville band:

Dates Line-up Location
June-December 1970 2f Europe, North America, Europe
May-July 1971 2h North America
August-December 1971 2h North America, Europe

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