Frank Zappa - Tom Wilson

Wilson on the phone, perhaps to MGM Records in 1966, explaining that “white blues band” The Mothers of Invention, who Wilson convinced the label to sign, are “not a white blues band.” At left, Frank Zappa smokes and reflects.

Mission statement: My original plan was to write a book about Tom Wilson.
But I didn’t really want to write such a book—I wanted to read one. But there isn’t one.
So I decided to launch a Tom Wilson website—because there wasn’t one.
Ancillary goal: to get Wilson inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame. No-brainer.

Solicitor and Overseer: Irwin Chusid

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Recent site additions/news:

New Yorker article (1964) about Dylan recording under Wilson posted (October 2016)

Album Discography updated; 12 LPs added (September 2016)

Marshall Crenshaw is producing a documentary film about Wilson
Interview with Crenshaw about Wilson (Washington Post, August 2016)

Photo spread from Esquire, Jan. 1969, of Wilson’s musician roster (July 2016)

Several photos added to gallery (September 2016)

A discography of non-LP singles is in development (expected November 2016)

Speech by Wilson (ca. late 1960s) on the Producer’s Role

NY Times 1968 cover story (pdf download)

If you would like to contribute to our research, mail us.

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Initiated: May 8, 2013; launched: Sept. 6, 2013. More about the perp.
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Updated: October 13, 2016