Friday, December 28, 2012

Ray Collins, R. I. P.

CBS News: Ray Collins, who invited guitarist Frank Zappa to join the band that eventually became the Mothers of Invention, has died at age 75. 

Collins' friend Patrick Brayer tells the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin that the musician from Claremont, Calif., died Monday, five days after a heart attack. 

Collins brought Zappa to R&B cover band the Soul Giants in 1964. By 1966, they had become the Mothers of Invention, releasing their first album, "Freak Out," on Verve Records.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Wasn't he Lt. Tragg in PERRY MASON?

    I know, different Ray Collins.

    Jeff

    ReplyDelete