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35 Years Ago: Frank Zappa’s ‘Sheik Yerbouti’ Released

On many levels — creative, personal, and business-related — 1979 would go down as a banner year in the long and storied career of Frank Zappa. But perhaps nothing else accomplished during those significant 365 days left as large and lasting an impact as the double album cheekily named ‘Sheik Yerbouti,’ which arrived in stores on March 3.

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20 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Dies

Frank Zappa was one of the most innovative and versatile rock musicians of his generation, creating a vast body of work that encompassed almost every genre of music -- but he wouldn't have wanted to hear it. The mercurial genius actively resisted those kinds of labels and effusive public praise, focusing instead on the work itself in a career that spanned more than three decades. He died on Dec. 4, 1993 at the age of 52 after a long battle with prostate cancer.

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35 Years Ago: Frank Zappa Releases ‘Studio Tan’

If Frank Zappa was still alive, you can bet he'd be the last person who'd want to celebrate the anniversary of 'Studio Tan,' an album he didn't sanction, sequence, or even approve cover art for. He was caught in a legal battle with Warner Bros. Records and former manager Herb Cohen at the time. On top of that, none of the songs included on 'Studio Tan' were even recorded in 1978; most of the tracks allegedly date from sessions between 1974 and 1976, with a couple of cuts even going as far back as 1969.

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Eddie Money in 2002 (Scott Gries/Getty)
Eddie Money in 2002 (Scott Gries/Getty)
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KING Concert Calendar This Week Includes Eddie Money in Denver on Friday

Have you seen a good live show lately?

There have been some great shows already this week in the area, Michael DeGreve returned to Cheyenne to play at the Crown Bar and 3 Doors Down rocked the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield.

There's still lots of live entertainment to catch the rest of this second week in December.

Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir plays the Paramount Theatre in Denver on Thursday, December 13 at 8 p.m.

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