Pop Music


Weekly newspaper of "French and International music".
Pop Music started in April 2, 1970 and ended with issue #51, March 1971. In the same time another weekly newspaper Superhebdo started and ended with issue #50 in March 1971. Both newspapers merged as Pop Music Superhebdo as #52, March 25, 1971. This merged weekly changed his name back to Pop Music with #107, May 11, 1972 and run until #126, December 6, 1972. Finally Pop Music merged with weekly Maxipop to become Pop Music Maxipop of #132, March 1973 until #135, April 10, 1973. (Maxipop existed from #1, June 29, 1972 to #28, March 13, 1973.) (Zeuhl Music)

1970 April 9

No. 2


 Automatic translation: MOTHERS REBORN
NEW YORK - The Mothers Of Invention could reform. At least that's the current rumor in the United States in Underground circles. On May 8 and 9, Mothers Of Invention with Frank Zappa is scheduled at the Fillmore East in New York. Waiting for Frank Zappa, who hired drummer Aynsley Dunbar in his troops, is coming to Britain. He will be one of the stars of the Pop Proms which will take place at the Roundhouse in London. Here is the program for these Pop Proms: Monday, April 20: Traffic; Tuesday 21: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spooky Tooth; Wednesday 22: Johnny Winter: Thursday 23: Fairport Convention; Friday 24: Fleetwood Mac and Saturday 25: Air Force.


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1970 April 23

No. 4


 Automatic translation:  NEW YORK There is strong talk, as we previously announced, that Frank Zappa will reform the Mothers Of Invention at the Isle of Wight Festival this summer. (Festival where Richie Havens was definitely engaged). Currently the group that accompanies Frank Zappa has taken the name Hot Rats; it consists of Aynsley Dunbar on drums, Ma Bennett on bass, Ian Underwood on organ and Sugar Cane on violin. However, it is with the Mothers that he is programmed on May 8 at the Fillmore East in New York; then on May 15 at the University of California at Los Angeles. It is planned that for this last concert, he will be accompanied by an orchestra of 100 musicians. The Mothers will dance there a Zappa ballet "200 Motels", the story of a threesome between a young man, a young girl and a ... industrial vacuum cleaner (sic).


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1970 June 18

No. 12


Riviera Festival, Valbonne, July 23-25 advert, where Mothers of Invention/Frank Zappa/Jean-Luc Ponty were announced.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1970 July 9

No. 15


Riviera Festival, Valbonne, July 23-25 advert, where Mothers of Invention/Frank Zappa/Jean-Luc Ponty were announced.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1970 July 16

No. 16


Riviera Festival, Valbonne, July 23-25 program, where Mothers of Invention/Frank Zappa/Jean-Luc Ponty were announced.


Source: Fulvio Fiore


1970 July 23

No. 17


Tous les festivals interdits!
By François Jouffa, pp 1, 7

Tous les festivals interdits
A Valbonne, a Biot et a Aix.

Les incendies sont les causes indirectes de l'interdiction du Festival de Pop Music de Valbonne. Le Préfet des Alpes Maritimes a interdit le Festival qui devait se tenir les 23, 24 et 25 juillet entre Nice et Antibes, près de Biot. Les raisons de la préfecture ont été annoncées par un communiqué que voici : « Les risques graves et permanents d'incendie en zone forestière, l'insuffisance des mesures de salubrité et de sécurité prévus sur ce terrain par les organisateurs, ne permettent pas de délivrer une quelconque autorisation pour ce rassemblement. » L'organisateur ne comprend pas le sens de l'arrêté municipal. Claude Rousseau a vingt-sept ans. C'est lui qui avait mis au point le Festival du Bourget. Nous lui avons appris la nouvelle. Pour lui, c'est une catastrophe. Les groupes américains qu'il a programmés comme Country Joe et les Mothers Of Invention ont été en partie payés.

 Automatic translation: All festivals banned
In Valbonne, Biot and Aix.
The fires are the indirect causes of the ban on the Valbonne Pop Music Festival. The Prefect of the Alpes Maritimes banned the Festival which was to be held on July 23, 24 and 25 between Nice and Antibes, near Biot. The reasons of the prefecture were announced in a press release that follows: "The serious and permanent risks of fire in forest areas, the inadequacy of the health and safety measures provided for on this site by the organizers, do not make it possible to issue any authorization for this gathering." The organizer does not understand the meaning of the municipal decree. Claude Rousseau is twenty-seven years old. He was the one who developed the Bourget Festival. We told him the news. For him, it's a disaster. The American groups he programmed like Country Joe and the Mothers Of Invention were partially paid.

Source: slime.oofytv.set


 Automatic translation: Zappa is a bit like the Zorro of pop music. The vindicator to whom we always turn in times of misfortune. With the Mothers Of Invention he has managed to become one of the most important influences in Pop Music even if the general public has not yet fully appreciated him. On December 15 he performed in Paris, on 16 in Brussels and today 17 in Lille at the Cinéma le Capitole. If you live in the region do not miss the show. (read more)


Source: Fulvio Fiore 


1970 December 24

No. 39


Zappa au Gaumont: "Une leçon de pop"
By Thierry Lewin, p 18

Aynsley Dunbar: "Je suis heurex avec Frank Zappa"
By J. Barsamian, p 18

 Automatic translation:  Frank Zappa and his Mothers of Invention went to Paris; the foreseeable storm did not break out. The Parisians did not deign to pay attention to it. This concert could have been as “underground” as that of the Beach Boys. Fortunately, Zappa enjoys the indestructible consideration of a certain audience who have recognized him as the promoter of a new Pop Music since the publication of the albums "Freak Out," Absolutely Free "and" We're Only In lt For The Money. ". Pop Music took itself too seriously. It was necessary to give it back all its experimental value, all its corrosive power which was seriously beginning to diminish. (read more)



1971 April 22

No. 56


Frank Zappa defend les groupies
?, p 7


Source: slime.oofytv.set


1971 October 14

No. 78


... et Zappa crea les Mothers
By Thierry Lewin, p 5 

 Automatic translation: And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention. The curtain rises. The musicians settle down. The last to arrive is tall, thin. He has an aquiline nose, brown hair, a mustache and a goatee that make him recognizable among a thousand. Zappa is on stage. The show is about to begin. (read more)

Source: slime.oofytv.set 


1971 December 2

No. 85


Les Mothers en France
?, p 1

Both announced gigs – 5 December in Lyon, Bourse du Travail and 6 December Paris, Theatre du Chatelet – were cancelled after Montreux fire on 4 December.

Source: slime.oofytv.set


1971 December 9

No. 86


L'incendie de Montreux
By Daniel Decamps, p 18

 Le passage des Mothers Of Invention à Montreux (Suisse) a connu un dénouement plus que fâcheux : un incendie s'étant déclaré, les 3000 spectateurs présents furent évacués sand dommages, hormis pour trois d'entre eux, blessés légèrement. Mais la quasi-totalité du matériel des Mothers a été détruit. En conséquence, les concerts prévus en France n'ont pu avoir lieu. REPORTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE : DANIEL DECAMPS. 

Automatic translation: The passage of the Mothers Of Invention in Montreux (Switzerland) had a more than unfortunate outcome: a fire having broken out, the 3000 spectators present were evacuated sand damages, except for three of them, slightly injured. But almost all of the Mothers' gear was destroyed. Consequently, the concerts planned in France could not take place. pHOTOGRAPHIC REPORT : DANIEL DECAMPS.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1971 December 16

No. 87


Zappa et l'incendie
By Richard, p 15 

  Automatic translation: Last Monday, Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention should have performed at the Châtelet. Unfortunately, this concert was canceled for the reasons that you know: a big firecracker or · a Bengal fire having caused the incident of the Casino of Montreux at the same time the Mothers gave their show, thus destroying their material. There are only seven injured (a miracle). (read more)

Plus a short notice "Zappa hospitalise" on page 9.

Source: slime.oofytv.set 


1971 December 30

No. 89


200 Motels ou le monstre à mille têtes
By Thierry Lewin, p 4

 Automatic translation: “200 Motels” is as far removed from the conception of pop films thanks to the Beatles (“A Hard Day's Night”, “Help”) as the music of The Mothers is from that of the Beatles. However, the subject of "A Hard Day's Night" is surprisingly similar to that of Zappa's film: the life of a band on tour. But while Richard Lester (the director of the film) only saw it as a fast-paced life, Zappa sees it as a completely different way of life. The levels of reflection and understanding at which the two men place themselves are quite dissimilar. Zappa analyzes, Lester just watches. (read more)

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1972 April 13

No. 104


2-page centerfold poster 

Source: slime.oofytv.set 


1972 May 11

No. 107


Captain Beefheart et les relations télépathiques
By Alain Dister, 1p

Automatic translation: Beetheart is a funny guy. He talks to you for hours about what concerns him the most: rainwater, the maternal breast, universal gravity... Such deeply serious subjects can only move us. Even if they seem, sometimes, to be far from the music. Moreover, for him, things are reliable, and making music that pleases genes, makes them happy, is already a kind of contribution to the fight against pollution (that of gray faces). (read more)

 Captain Beefheart

Source: Fulvio Fiore


1972 September 12

No. 115


Full-page poster 


Source: slime.oofytv.set, Fulvio Fiore