The Mothers with John & Yoko

June 6, 1971
Fillmore East, NYC, NY
24 min. (45 min. version reported)

Soundtrack appears on:
The music:
The musicians:

John Lennon—guitar, vocals
Yoko Ono—bag, vocals
FZ—guitar, vocals
Howard Kaylan—vocals, tambourine
Mark Volman—vocals, tambourine
Bob Harris—keyboards
Don Preston—Minimoog
Ian Underwood—keyboards, alto sax
Jim Pons—bass, vocals
Aynsley Dunbar—drums


Notes & Comments

The Music

Fillmore East, June 6, 1971 (video) Some Time In New York City (1972) Playground Psychotics (1992)
00:30-00:52    
00:52-00:55 3. 4:28-4:31  
00:55-01:37    
01:37-02:08   21. 5:37-6:07
02:08-02:09 3. 0:16-0:17  
02:09-02:12 3. 0:17-0:20 21. 6-07-6:10
02:12-02:25 3. 0:20-0:33  
02:25-02:34 3. 0:33-0:42 21. 6:10-6:19
02:34-06:10 3. 0:42-4:17 22. 0:00-3:36
06:10-06:38   22. 3:36-4:04
06:38-07:57    
07:57-08:36   22. 4:04-4:43
08:36-09:22    
09:22-09:31 3. 4:31-4:41  
09:31-09:49 4. 0:00-0:17  
09:49-09:56 4. 0:17-0:25 23. 0:00-0:07
09:56-09:59 4. 0:25-0:27  
09:59-10:48 4. 0:27-1:17 23. 0:07-0:57
10:48-11:57 4. 1:17-2:26  
11:57-12:20 4. 2:26-2:49 24. 0:00-0:23
12:20-12:32 4. 2:49-3:00  
12:32-15:08 4. 3:00-5:36 24. 0:23-2:59
15:08-19:36 5. 0:00-4:27 25. 0:00-4:28
19:36-21:02 6. 0:00-1:25 25. 4:28-5:53
21:02-24:29 6. 1:25-4:51 26. 0:00-3:27
  6. 4:51-7:30 26. 3:27-6:07
  6. 7:30-8:04  

The Video

Brian Lagerman

3rd generation, time column at bottom and the letters A.I.R.Q. appear almost centered on the screen. Two instances of no picture for about 40 seconds each, sound remains.

Mark McKee

I understand it was stolen from Zappa.

Jon Naurin

I don't think it was stolen from FZ—the copy I have was shot by a journalist in the audience. There's a version with an obnoxious timebar that's become quite available in trading circles, while the version w/o the timebar can be pretty hard to find, I think.

Annette Hinkle, "Rock 'n Roll's Celluloid Heroes", The Sag Harbor Express, May 19, 2010

"Bill Graham closed Fillmore East in 1971, and one of the last shows was Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention who did three nights," adds [Joe] Lauro. "Who shows up one of the nights but John and Yoko. There was a girl, an NYU film student, who worked the light show. She got a tip Lennon would show up so she borrowed a 16 mm Bolex and bought two rolls of film and shot Lennon and Yoko on stage with Zappa and the Mothers of Invention."

retraumatic, ebay seller

Fillmore East, 1971

 

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