Frank Zappa's 1973/1974 Bands

During 1973 and 1974, the Mothers included George Duke, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ruth Underwood, Ian Underwood, Bruce Fowler, Tom Fowler, Walt Fowler, Jean-Luc Ponty, Don Preston, Ralph Humphrey, Chester Thompson, Jeff Simmons, and Sal Marquez. These line-ups are featured on the albums Overnite Sensation, Apostrophe, Roxy & Elsewhere, One Size Fits All, and You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Volume Two, as well as portions of Studio Tan, Sleep Dirt, and You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Volumes One, Three, Four, and Six. This is many people's favorite era of Zappa's career.

These pages summarize the similarities and differences among the six concert tours of line-up 4 of the Mothers:

Dates Line-up Location
February-July, 1973 4a North America, Australia
August-September, 1973 4a Europe
October-December, 1973 4b North America
February-March, 1974 4b North America
April-May, 1974 4c USA
June-December, 1974 4d North America, Europe

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