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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Zappa Was Charged With "conspiracy to commit pornography".

Frank Zappa and Lorraine Belcher
On March 26, 1965 Frank Zappa and Lorraine Belcher were arrested in Cucamonga
on pornography charges!

In 1965, Zappa was playing with a blues trio in a Latino club in Ontario, California–although the people was a lot more enthusiastic about the four go-go girls onstage dressed in fishnet stockings. A used-car seller offered Zappa $100 for a love-making audiotape. Zappa enlisted the support of one go-go girl, Lorraine Belcher, and “I stayed up most of the night manufacturing this bogus sex tape, fake bedsprings, squeaks and grunts. I overdubbed a musical background and spent hours cutting the laughs out of this thing.”

When Zappa was about to give the tape, he was arrested, and the police stripped the studio of all documented material. The media was tipped off beforehand, and next day's The Daily Report wrote that "Vice Squad investigators stilled the tape recorders of a free-swinging, a-go-go film and recording studio here Friday and arrested a self-styled movie producer". Zappa was charged with "conspiracy to commit pornography".

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