Lennon was a complex man, as most musical geniuses are, which was bore out when he and wife Yoko Ono had an encounter with Frank Zappa in 1971. FZ was scheduled to do an interview with Howard Stein, when the interviewer brought over Lennon and Ono to his hotel room. After the interview was finished, Zappa invited John and Yoko to jam with The Mothers at the Fillmore East that night. The pair wound up performing with Zappa and The Mothers for a mostly bizarre 40-minute jam that included lots of screeching from Yoko. A nine-minute clip from the performance is available on YouTube:
The night Lennon died Stevie Wonder was performing in Oakland and told his stunned crowd the news:
Dave Matthews Band welcomed their first guest of the summer as Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring joined the band for a pair of songs last night in Atlanta.
Watch Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks sit-in with Eric Clapton on “Crossroads” last night at the Greenwich Town Party.
Watch Greensky Bluegrass team up with bluegrass legend Del McCoury during their appearance last night at DelFest.
Read a note from Les Claypool of Primus warning fans the trio’s current tour will be their last for awhile.
Cloud 9 Adventures has announced details and the lineup for the 12th annual Holidaze destination concert event.
Webcasts of all 24 Dead & Company concerts that will be held between May 30 – July 14 are available including a free webcast of the tour opener.