Distant Drummer


Distant Drummer was a 1960s counterculture underground newspaper published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from November 1967 to August 1979. It changed titles twice: from October 2, 1970 to August 12, 1971 (issues no. 105–151) it was Thursday's Drummer, and subsequently it was known simply as The Drummer until its demise in 1979, after a run of 568 issues. (wikipedia)
Initially it was a monthly, since January 1969 a weekly paper.

1968 May

No. 6



We have only the cover page copied. We don't know is any Zappa content inside or not.

Source: Charles Ulrich


1969 March ??

No. ?

An Album For Germans
By Bill Hoy, p 14


 (DD interviewed Frank Zappa during his Feb. 11-12 gig at the Electric Factory.)

DD: About your music, are you going through any major changes?

ZAPPA: It changes everyday.

DD: In what direction do you feel it’s going?

ZAPPA: It’s heading towards music. (read more)


Source: Charles Ulrich, Steve Hecht, Drew51


1976 November 9

No. 426

Zappa, Mike & J.J. - A Token of Their Extreme
By Keith Mason, p 17


 It was decided that Zappa would be the subject of our close-up on professional television shirkers; and the perfect place for our study would be right here in Philadelphia, at the Mike Douglas Show. (read more)


Source: slime.oofytv.set