1975 Bloomington Illinois with Frank Zappa

This photo was taken and very kindly sent to me by John Petraitis who was at a Frank Zappa gig in Bloomington Illinois when Captain Beefheart appeared as a special guest (centre left, in front of the drums, pointing at the camera – click the pic for a larger version). The show took place 12 May 1975.

Many thanks to John for sending this along and for his permission to feature it here.

Copyright held by the photographer, John Petraitis. Used by permission, not to be reproduced for commercial use.


  1. As above

  2. my ticket stub sez may 6th in braden auditorium,normal(appropriate for zappa/beefheart) illinois. bongo fury tour;beefheart played in all but a couple of shows that april and may.

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