Pop Music

 France

 
Weekly newspaper of "French and International music".
Pop Music started in April 2, 1970 and ended with issue #51, March 1971. In the same time another weekly newspaper Superhebdo started and ended with issue #50 in March 1970.
Both newspapers merged as Pop Music Superhebdo as #52, March 25, 1971. This merged weekly changed his name back to Pop Music with #107, May 11, 1972 and run until #126, December 6, 1972.
Finally Pop Music merged with weekly Maxipop to become Pop Music Maxipop of #132, March 1973 until #135, April 10, 1973. (Maxipop existed from #1, June 29, 1972 to #28, March 13, 1973.) (Zeuhl Music)
 

1970 June 18

No. 12

 


Riviera Festival, Valbonne, July 23-25 advert, where Mothers of Invention/Frank Zappa/Jean-Luc Ponty were announced.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 
  

1970 July 9

No. 15

 


Riviera Festival, Valbonne, July 23-25 advert, where Mothers of Invention/Frank Zappa/Jean-Luc Ponty were announced.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 
  

1970 July 16

No. 16

 


Riviera Festival, Valbonne, July 23-25 program, where Mothers of Invention/Frank Zappa/Jean-Luc Ponty were announced.

  

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 
 

1970 July 23

No. 17

 

Tous les festivals interdits!
By François Jouffa, pp 1, 7


Tous les festivals interdits
A Valbonne, a Biot et a Aix.

Les incendies sont les causes indirectes de l'interdiction du Festival de Pop Music de Valbonne. Le Préfet des Alpes Maritimes a interdit le Festival qui devait se tenir les 23, 24 et 25 juillet entre Nice et Antibes, près de Biot. Les raisons de la préfecture ont été annoncées par un communiqué que voici : « Les risques graves et permanents d'incendie en zone forestière, l'insuffisance des mesures de salubrité et de sécurité prévus sur ce terrain par les organisateurs, ne permettent pas de délivrer une quelconque autorisation pour ce rassemblement. » L'organisateur ne comprend pas le sens de l'arrêté municipal. Claude Rousseau a vingt-sept ans. C'est lui qui avait mis au point le Festival du Bourget. Nous lui avons appris la nouvelle. Pour lui, c'est une catastrophe. Les groupes américains qu'il a programmés comme Country Joe et les Mothers Of Invention ont été en partie payés.

 Google translate: All festivals banned
In Valbonne, Biot and Aix.
The fires are the indirect causes of the ban on the Valbonne Pop Music Festival. The Prefect of the Alpes Maritimes banned the Festival which was to be held on July 23, 24 and 25 between Nice and Antibes, near Biot. The reasons of the prefecture were announced in a press release that follows: "The serious and permanent risks of fire in forest areas, the inadequacy of the health and safety measures provided for on this site by the organizers, do not make it possible to issue any authorization for this gathering." The organizer does not understand the meaning of the municipal decree. Claude Rousseau is twenty-seven years old. He was the one who developed the Bourget Festival. We told him the news. For him, it's a disaster. The American groups he programmed like Country Joe and the Mothers Of Invention were partially paid.

Source: slime.oofytv.set

 

 Google translate: Zappa is a bit like the Zorro of pop music. The vindicator to whom we always turn in times of misfortune. With the Mothers Of Invention he has managed to become one of the most important influences in Pop Music even if the general public has not yet fully appreciated him. On December 15 he performed in Paris, on 16 in Brussels and today 17 in Lille at the Cinéma le Capitole. If you live in the region do not miss the show. (read more)

 

Source: Fulvio Fiore 

 
  

1970 December 24

No. 39

 

Zappa au Gaumont: "Une leçon de pop"
By Thierry Lewin, p 18

Aynsley Dunbar: "Je suis heurex avec Frank Zappa"
By J. Barsamian, p 18


p 18Google translate:  Frank Zappa and his Mothers of Invention went to Paris; the foreseeable storm did not break out. The Parisians did not deign to pay attention to it. This concert could have been as “underground” as that of the Beach Boys. Fortunately, Zappa enjoys the indestructible consideration of a certain audience who have recognized him as the promoter of a new Pop Music since the publication of the albums "Freak Out," Absolutely Free "and" We're Only In lt For The Money. ". Pop Music took itself too seriously. It was necessary to give it back all its experimental value, all its corrosive power which was seriously beginning to diminish. (read more)

 

 

1971 April 22

No. 56

 

Frank Zappa defend les groupies
?, p 7


p 7 

Source: slime.oofytv.set

 

1971 October 14

No. 78

 

... et Zappa crea les Mothers
By Thierry Lewin, p 5 


 Google translate: And now, Ladies and Gentlemen, Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention. The curtain rises. The musicians settle down. The last to arrive is tall, thin. He has an aquiline nose, brown hair, a mustache and a goatee that make him recognizable among a thousand. Zappa is on stage. The show is about to begin. (read more)

poster

Source: slime.oofytv.set 

 

1971 December 2

No. 85

 

Les Mothers en France
?, p 1


Both announced gigs – 5 December in Lyon, Bourse du Travail and 6 December Paris, Theatre du Chatelet – were cancelled after Montreux fire on 4 December.

Source: slime.oofytv.set

 

1971 December 9

No. 86

 

L'incendie de Montreux
By Daniel Decamps, p 18


p 18Le passage des Mothers Of Invention à Montreux (Suisse) a connu un dénouement plus que fâcheux : un incendie s'étant déclaré, les 3000 spectateurs présents furent évacués sand dommages, hormis pour trois d'entre eux, blessés légèrement. Mais la quasi-totalité du matériel des Mothers a été détruit. En conséquence, les concerts prévus en France n'ont pu avoir lieu. REPORTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE : DANIEL DECAMPS. 

Google translate: The passage of the Mothers Of Invention in Montreux (Switzerland) had a more than unfortunate outcome: a fire having broken out, the 3000 spectators present were evacuated sand damages, except for three of them, slightly injured. But almost all of the Mothers' gear was destroyed. Consequently, the concerts planned in France could not take place. PHOTOGRAPHIC REPORT : DANIEL DECAMPS.

Source: Fulvio Fiore

 

1971 December 16

No. 87

 

Zappa et l'incendie
By Richard, p 15 


 Lundi dernier, Frank Zappa et les Mothers Of Invention auraient dû se produire au Châtelet. Malheureusement, ce concert a été annulé pour les raisons que vous connaissez : un gros pétard ou · un feu de Bengale ayant provoqué l'incident du Casino de Montreux au moment même où les Mothers donnaient leur spectacle, détruisant ainsi leur matériel. On ne dénombre que sept blessés (un miracle). Par contre, le casino est complètement détruit. Du coup, ceux qui n'avaient pas eu vent de cette nouvelle se sont retrouvés un millier, place du Châtelet, devant des masses informes et capitonnées : les forces de l'armée répressive intérieure, plus connues par le sigle CRS. Pendant ce temps, Zappa, cravaté et costumé, répondait aux questions de Jean-Bernard Hebey et de Philippe Paringaux dans un des studios de RTL, questions hélas peu nombreuses, faute de temps. A travers ses réponses, les auditeurs ont pu entrevoir un monsieur/artiste génial et lucide. Ses réponses étaient directes, concises et jamais il n'a dit du mal dei qui que ce soit, même lorsque Jean Bernard lui a demandé de parler de ses anciens poulains : Alice Cooper, GTO's et Captain Beefheart, qui, eux, n'hésitent pas à lui tirer dessus à boulets rouges (surtout les deux derniers). On peut- également dénoter chez Zappa un certain respect de son public, qu'il soit européen ou américain, respect qui se traduit par le plaisir évident de. jouer pour les « kids ». C'est d'ailleurs la raison pour laquelle il a décidé de faire tout son possible pour essayer de jouer à Paris avant les fêtes (le 23 décembre). Zappa n'est pas un musicien, un artiste comme les autres, on le savait, il est génial. Mais il est humain, la tête bien sur les épaules, conscient de son génie et de sa popularité, même si celle-ci l'étonne. Il ne comprend pas, par exemple, son succès dans notre pays, car, il croyait aux barrières de langage. « 200 Motels », son nouveau film, est ce qu'il appelle un « demo », c'est-à-dire une maquette, un coup d'essai qui nous laisse prévoir d'autres œuvres plus géniales (on pense à « Billy The Mountain », titre de son prochain film). Zappa admire beaucoup notre pays. Il espère même donner Uri concert avec un orchestre philharmonique à l'Opéra de Paris. Des projets qui se réaliseront sûrement. 

 Google translate: Last Monday, Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention should have performed at the Châtelet. Unfortunately, this concert was canceled for the reasons that you know: a big firecracker or · a Bengal fire having caused the incident of the Casino of Montreux at the same time the Mothers gave their show, thus destroying their material. There are only seven injured (a miracle). On the other hand, the casino is completely destroyed. Suddenly, those who had not heard of this news found themselves a thousand, Place du Châtelet, in front of shapeless and padded masses: the forces of the internal repressive army, better known by the acronym CRS. Meanwhile, Zappa, tie and costumed, answered questions from Jean-Bernard Hebey and Philippe Paringaux in one of the RTL studios, unfortunately few questions due to lack of time. Through his answers, the listeners were able to catch a glimpse of a brilliant and lucid gentleman / artist. His answers were direct, concise and he never spoke badly of anyone, even when Jean Bernard asked him to talk about his former foals: Alice Cooper, GTO's and Captain Beefheart, who, for their part, do not hesitate. not to shoot him with red balls (especially the last two). We can also denote in Zappa a certain respect for his audience, whether European or American, respect which is reflected in the obvious pleasure of. play for the "kids". This is also the reason why he decided to do everything possible to try to play in Paris before the holidays (December 23). Zappa is not a musician, an artist like any other, we knew that, he is brilliant. But he is human, his head on his shoulders, aware of his genius and his popularity, even if it surprises him. He does not understand, for example, his success in our country, because he believed in language barriers. "200 Motels", his new film, is what he calls a "demo", that is to say a model, a test run that lets us foresee other more brilliant works (we think of " Billy The Mountain ”, title of his next film). Zappa admires our country very much. He even hopes to give Uri a concert with a philharmonic orchestra at the Paris Opera. Projects that will surely come true. 

Plus a short notice "Zappa hospitalise" on page 9.

Source: slime.oofytv.set 

 

1972 April 13

No. 104

 

2-page centerfold poster 


Source: slime.oofytv.set