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Thanks to Ken for posting this as part of the anti-trust discussion below. I adored Frank Zappa. One of the coolest moments in my life came when I was at a NY club, preparing to watch Cream circa 1967 - can't remember the club name (maybe the Au Go Go?). Anyway I was around 15, sitting on the aisle, when someone from the club asked me to move in one because Frank Zappa wanted to sit next to me, and he had very long legs. We watched the show together, in silence (to be honest, I was pretty initimidated). When it ended, he stood up, stretched, look down at me, and said "You're doing a great job entertaining the troops, kid. Keep it up."
To this day I'm not sure what he meant by "troops" except for one interesting fact - when most of the US was refusing to play my recording "Society's Child", Armed Forces Radio was playing it in heavy, heavy rotation all through Viet Nam.