Ravinia Throwback: Frank Zappa 8/6/1969

The legendary Frank Zappa performed at Ravinia only twice, in 1969 and 1970. In his career, Zappa produced an astounding 60-plus albums between his work with The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. We lost this amazing talent at only 52 years old, but posthumous honor after honor rolled in, solidifying him as the true music icon that his fans already knew he was.

Details in our archives of the Ravinia performances are scarce, but we were able to pull together a photo of Zappa and the Mothers that we likely received as promotional material as well as part of the set list from the August 6, 1969, performance! We've taken this opportunity to create what we have of the set list on Spotify. So close your eyes, turn up the volume, and enjoy the ride.