One of four weekly British music newspapers in the 60s (Melody Maker, New Musical Express, Record Mirror, Disc and Music Echo). Variously known as Disc Weekly (1964-66) and Disc and Music Echo (1966-1972). Disc was published between 1958 and 1975, when it was incorporated into Record Mirror.

1969 November 8


Zappa: Now It's Time For Gravy
By Roy Shipston, p 15

Beefheart, Hamburgers, Hang-Ups ...
By Caroline Boucher, p 15

Source: Philippe Andrieu


1970 August 29


A frank talk with Zappa on being a 'rebel chief'!
By Caroline Boucher, pp 10-11

“You can only derive a certain amount of pleasure out of an image,” says Zappa. “It’s not exactly my prime enjoyment in life. The very concept of a revolutionary leader is corny, it’s so embarrassing to think that someone describes you in these terms.”

He still fumes at the memory of the London School of Economics last year when he was besieged by a volley of “what do we do towards the big revolution, man?” type questions. But although he has strongly and repeatedly aired his views in the subject, Zappa is still regarded by many as the prophet of the age. (read more)

Source: slime.oofytv.set


1971 December 25


On page 17 is Zappa's handwritten message from hospital to Disc readers.


1972 September 2


Zappa – Mother Of 20
By Caroline Boucher, p 7

Understandably, it was a difficult decision for Frank Zappa when he accepted an offer to play England again – nine months and one week after he was pushed offstage at the “Rainbow.” But it’s good new to all Zappa fans that he and his new 20-man Mothers are poised to play the Oval on September 16.

“But I have mixed emotions about coming back,” crackles that familiar sardonic voice across the line from America. It is around eight o’clock in the morning in England, and somewhere after midnight in Los Angeles – the only time Frank is available to talk now that he’s working full-time again. It is a horribly early hour to be pitting one’s wits against Frank Zappa. (read more)


Source: EB


1973 March 10


Frank Talk
By Caroline Boucher, p 20

ANYBODY who is anybody in the Los Angeles rock world lives in Laurel Canyon. And that includes Frank Zappa. He has a fine house perched on the side of a hill surrounded by a large fence and electrically-operated gate, and a lot of noise from Moon Unit, Dweezil and the tape machine ricochet out of the windows. (read more)

pp 20-21 p 20

Source: EB


1975 April 26


Zappa In Court
p 3

One Size Fits All
By David Fudger, p 11

Frank Zappa, showman, and zany rock personality extraordinaire is in Britain at the moment. The reason of this quick visit is to appear in court regarding his action against the corporation which runs the Albert Hall. Zappa's company, Bizzarre Productions Incorporated are claiming damages over cancellation of an Albert Hall gig which would have featured Zappa with his band and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It is claimed that if the show had gone on, "The programme would have been in poor taste and obscene".

The judge handling the case has apparently been having some trouble over rock terminology. The meaning of words such as "groupie" and "underground" had to be explained tohim by Zappa. Meanwhile the case carries on.

Zappa, here with his manager Herb Cohen is also spending some time talking to the press (see page 11). He has a new album ready for release at any time, but because of "Contractual problems" no release date can be given. The name of this album is "One Size Fits All".

p 3 p 11

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