Daily Trojan


The Daily Trojan, or "DT," is the student newspaper of the University of Southern California. The newspaper is a forum for student expression and is written, edited, and managed by university students. Founded in 1912. (wikipedia)

1966 September 12

Vol. 58 No. 1


No articles, but on page 36 is ad - the Mothers in September 17, 1966 at the Shrine Exposition Hall.

Source: Javier Marcote


1966 October 3

Vol. 58 No. 11


Pot Is Good But LSD Is Better
By Mary Miller, p 3

This article is on Los Angeles Free Press and its "curious alliance with an even more curious group – the Mothers".

Source: Javier Marcote


1966 October 5

Vol. 58 No. 13


Wild Freaks Run Amok To Save Mankind
By Daily Trojan, p 3

Once, maybe twice in a lifetime, a human being is fortunate enough to see wild, exotic freakos running amok on the same bill with a light show nirvana.

Last month, in a monumental freak-out at the Shrine Exposition Hall, the Mothers of Invention and the Little Gary Ferguson teamed up to make the world safe from plastic people. (read more)

Source: Javier Marcote


1967 April 11

Vol. 58 No. 102


No articles, Freak Out! ad on page 3. 

Source: Javier Marcote


1970 March 19

Vol. 61 No. 95


Zappa To Perform Tonight In Bovard
By Daily Trojan, p 3

Chunga, formerly called Frank Zappa and the Hot Rats, will perform in Bovard Auditorium tonight at 8 p.m. Admission is $2.

The Hot Rats lasted approximately one week after the release of their album, "Frank Zappa and the Hot Rats."

Frank Zappa has been associated with hard rock music since he formed The Mothers of Invention in 1965.

The Mothers' first album was "Freak Out" in 1966. The Mothers made five more albums before they recently broke up.

Zappa made another album called "Lumpy Gravy." The "Hot Rats" album followed, with "Chunga's Revenge," now being recorded.

Chunga is composed of Zappa, Max Bennett, Ian Underwood and Sugarcane Harris.

(February 19) The first announcement of this concert in Daily Trojan, February 19: "The Trinity is planning another on-campus performance with Frank Zappa and his new back-up group March 19." (The Trinity was "electric jazz" group leaded by Tim Wiseburg).

(April 3) After the concert one remark was in Daily Trojan, April 3: "Examine the ASSC's latest entertainment fiasco – a Frank Zappa concert sponsored before spring vacation. Not to mention complete lack of promotion and enthusiasm, the council made no efforts to find out who students would pay to hear. The result of the folly was that the Zappa concert cost the student body approximately $2800. In effect, students paid for the concert whether or not they attended."

(April 8) Next article on ASSC entertainment facts, Daily Trojan, April 8:"Also, in defense of the Zappa Concert, the contract prohibited off-campus advertising until directly before the concert. (At which point advertisements were placed on three major campuses, three radio stations and the Hollywood area.)" In this article is also written, that Simon & Garfunkel concert costs $20,000 and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young $25,000.

See also Chunga band 1970.

Source: Javier Marcote


1970 May 12

Vol. 61 No. 123


No articles, Zubin Mehta and Frank Zappa ad on page 7. 

Source: Javier Marcote


1971 October 29

Vol. 64 No. 27


Zappa Glorifies Himself On Film
By Steve Randall, p 9

Back in the days when I was in high school, The Mothers of Invention came out with their first album, “Absolutely Free.” For reasons I don't quite recall, “Absolutely Free” caused a flurry of excitement among my friends and Frank Zappa, head Mother, became a living idol for me as well as for many others. (read more)

Source: Javier Marcote


1975 September 25

Vol. 68 No. 1


Zappa Gives UCLA Audience The Bird
By L. Roy Goldberg, pp 5, 8

Frank Zappa hired himself an orchestra for the serious music listeners of Los Angeles. The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra did what their boss told them to do. What Zappa told them to do was play some of the finest, most innovative concert music written.

The concert at U.C.L.A.’s Royce Hall Thursday began with Zappa’s Bogus Pomp conducted by Michael Zearott. Zappa was at the mixer board, mixing the heavily miked 37-piece orchestra. This piece was similar to other of Zappa’s classical compositions and contained themes from 200 Motels, including the Semi-Fraudulent/Direct from Hollywood Overtune and This Town is a Sealed Tuna Sandwich. (read more)

Source: Javier Marcote


1982 February 4

Vol. 91 No. 18


No articles on Zappa. On page 5 is concert ad - Ike Willis and The Rugs. On page 12 is written:

"The Rugs," led by former Zappa sideman Ike Willis, will be at Bovard Auditorium this Saturday at 8 p.m. "The Rugs" play an exciting blend of rock that has influences of reggae, blues, new wave, and funk. Already getting some airplay on KROQ, "The Rugs" want to release an album by the end of this month and will be hosting many record companies at the concert, which will be recorded live.

Source: Javier Marcote


1982 February 11

Vol. 91 No. 22


Ex-Zappa Vocalist Discusses Politics Of Music Industry
By Dave Stanton, p 15

One look at Ike Willis and you know he means business. Thick, wiry hair explodes from his head and darts straight back as if propelled by a jet stream. His light brown skin seems barely able to contain the barbell biceps; and when he opens his mouth, a booming tenor with a built-in echo burst out. (read more)


Source: Javier Marcote