Line-ups 1a-1e (The "Original" Mothers Of Invention)
1965-August, 1969

Drummer: Jimmy Carl Black
Constant: Roy Estrada

Frank Zappaguitar, vocals
Jimmy Carl Blackdrums, vocals
Roy Estradabass, vocals
Ray Collinsvocals1965-8/10/68 (-8/17/68)
Denny Brucedrums1965
Jim Guercioguitar, vocals1965
Steve Mannguitar1965
Alice Stuartguitar, vocals1965
Henry Vestineguitar11/15/65-early 1966
Elliot Ingberguitarearly 1966
Van Dyke Parkskeyboardsmid 1966
Del Kacherguitarmid 1966
Billy Mundidrumslate 1966-12/67
Bunk Gardnerwoodwindslate 1966-8/69
Don Prestonkeyboardslate 1966-8/69
Jim Fielderbass, guitarlate 1966-2/19/67
Sandy Hurvitz ("Uncle Meat")vocalsmid 1967
Ian Underwoodwoodwinds, keyboardssummer 1967-8/69
Motorhead Sherwoodbaritone saxophone9/67-8/69
Art Trippdrums2/24/68-8/69
Buzz Gardnertrumpet11/8/68-8/69
Lowell Georgeguitar, vocals11/8/68-5/24/69

Guests:

Eric ClaptonguitarShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
three unidentified musicianstrumpet7/23/66 Los Angeles, 9/17/66 Los Angeles
two unidentified musiciansFrench horn7/23/66 Los Angeles, 9/17/66 Los Angeles
unidentified musicianstrombone7/23/66 Los Angeles, 9/17/66 Los Angeles
unidentified musiciantuba7/23/66 Los Angeles, 9/17/66 Los Angeles
two unidentified musicianstympani7/23/66 Los Angeles, 9/17/66 Los Angeles
Jimi Hendrixguitar7/67, Garrick Theatre, New York
Mitch Mitchelldrums7/67, Garrick Theatre, New York
five unidentified members of the London Philharmonic Orchestraviolin9/23/67 London
two unidentified members of the London Philharmonic Orchestraviola9/23/67 London
three unidentified members of the London Philharmonic Orchestracello9/23/67 London
"an unintroduced West Indian"trumpet9/23/67 London
Arthur Brownvocals5/18/68 Hallandale?
Don Cherrytrumpet, flute10/3/68 Copenhagen
two unidentified members of the BBC Symphony OrchestraFrench horn10/25/68 London
two unidentified members of the BBC Symphony Orchestratrumpet10/25/68 London
two unidentified members of the BBC Symphony Orchestratrombone10/25/68 London
unidentified member of the BBC Symphony Orchestratuba10/25/68 London
unidentified member of the BBC Symphony OrchestraEnglish horn10/25/68 London
unidentified member of the BBC Symphony Orchestraoboe10/25/68 London
unidentified member of the BBC Symphony Orchestraviola10/25/68 London
two unidentified members of the BBC Symphony Orchestraclarinet10/25/68 London
unidentified member of the BBC Symphony Orchestraconductor10/25/68 London
Larry "Wild Man" Fischervocals11/8/68 Fullerton
Rahsaan Roland Kirksaxophones1/31/69 Boston, 6/29/69 Miami
Joe Habao Texidorpercussion1/31/69 Boston, and probably 6/29/69 Miami
Shirley Annvocals2/22/69 (early and/or late show) New York
Paul Simonvocals5/2/69 Buffalo
Art Garfunkelvocals5/2/69 Buffalo
Andrévocals5/24/69 (both shows) Toronto, 8/16-18/69 Montréal (one or more shows)
Dick Barbersnorks6/6/69 London, and other occasions
Kanzus J. Kanzusdancing6/6/69 London, and other occasions
Noel Reddingdancing6/6/69 London
Gary Burtonvibes6/29/69 Miami


Index of Musicians
Band line-ups: 1-Black 2-Dunbar 3-Gordon 4-Humphrey/Thompson 5-Bozzio 6-Colaiuta/Logeman 7-Wackerman
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