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Presenting for the first time in our auction, this original first printing handbill produced to promote Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention at the Rock-Pile in Toronto on February 23rd, 1969. Beautiful design and artwork! SUPER CLEAN & PINHOLE FREE Condition! Zappa collectors, take heed!


By this time in early ’69, Frank Zappa was moving the band away from the more lyrically oriented material that appeared on their first handful of records. The recently released “No Commercial Potential” musical project records like Cruising With Ruben & The Jets - which was just 2 months old at this Toronto concert - was not the direction Zappa was now going with his live performances. 


As a result, the band was having some difficulty, and Frank himself was feeling financial pressure. Zappa was lucky enough to sign with Reprise, create the Bizarre label and release the double album “Uncle Meat” a couple months later, which helped some of the financial strain of paying the band members. However, his vast imagination & musical directions continued to expand rapidly. He recorded his solo album "Hot Rats" during the summer and by the end of the year, this incarnation of the Mothers would disband. 


Handbill – Frank Zappa, Rock-Pile

Grade – PAE Near Mint 89

Band / Bill – Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention

Venue – Rock-Pile

City - Toronto , Canada

Date – 2/23/69

Dimensions – 4 1/2” x 7 1/2”

Printing – OHB-A, Original Pre-Concert First Printing

Condition Details - Super clean with no nicks, cuts, tears or pinholes. 100% Original with no restoration. View the detailed high res photo of this lot. Click on the thumbnail photo, to see an enlarged photo. Click a second time on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner of the enlarged photo. A super high res image with every millimeter will now be clearly displayed. For a personalized eyewitness examination call 410-464-6180, 11:00 am to 6:00pm eastern.


*****This handbill is available for inspection at our gallery, by appointment. *****


*A 20% Buyers Premium will be added to the final hammer price of this lot.*

1969–Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention-The Rock-Pile Toronto Concert Handbill-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Near Mint “89”
1969–Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention-The Rock-Pile Toronto Concert Handbill-FIRST PAE APPEARANCE! PAE Graded Near Mint “89”
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1
Final prices include buyers premium.: $156
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Thursday, October 15, 2020.
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