Toronto Star


The Toronto Star is Canada's highest-circulation newspaper, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Star (originally known as The Evening Star and then The Toronto Daily Star ) was created in 1892. In 1971, the Toronto Daily Star was renamed The Toronto Star. (wikipedia)

1967 December 23


Opera – the next big thing in rock
By Ralph Thomas, 1 p

 The next thing in rock could very well be opera. I'm not kidding. The thing is already underway. The Doors, The Mothers of Invention, The Who and, yes, even The Beatles and The Rolling Stones have all made preparatory steps in that direction. (read more)


Source: Jamie Bradburn's Tales of Toronto


 "Seeing as bow we're pandering to your lowest tastes, here it is: another piece of poop. Something you don't have to think about. You just sit back there and tell yourself you're making it at a comic level."

Frank Zappa was standing before a microphone on the stage at Convention Hall, the stage littered with spaghetti and crazy foam and colored lights and amplifiers with dolls' heads and smashed-up toy cars, with sawed-off mannequin wearing a gas mask, with kettle drums and drums and pianos and all sorts of electric machines. It looked like some sort of pop art battlefield. (read more)


Source: Charles Ulrich