Frank Zappa was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live #OnThisDay in 1976, performing “I’m The Slime”, “The Purple Lagoon”, and “Peaches En Regalia,” along with FZ guesting in a sketch called “Killer Trees.” “Purple Lagoon” is notable for its improvised cameo by #JohnBelushi.
Twenty-two musicians will join forces for Overnight Sensation: A Tribute to Frank Zappa on Thursday, December 13th, at Tavern at the A in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. They will be celebrating the 78th birthday of Zappa, born 12/21/40.
Performers will include: Matt Berger, Gina Coleman, Jen Durkin, Dan Esko, Tyler Fairbank, John Haddad, Josiah Joyce, Benny Kohn, Dave Lincoln, Jeff Link, and Rebecca Mattson. Also Matt Mervis, Diego Mongue, Mike Mongue, Julia Ostellino, Austin Peck, Rob Tatten, Al Taylor, Dave Vittone, Asa Webster, Jason Webster, and Mike Wood.