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:

Album Discography updated; Dauntless LPs added (May 2016)

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

Marshall Crenshaw is producing a documentary film about Wilson (no timetable)

True Heroes of Texas Music: Tom Wilson (by Michael Corcoran, Dec. 18, 2015)

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

NY Times 1968 cover story (pdf download)

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

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Credit where due

Initiated: May 8, 2013; launched: Sept. 6, 2013. More about the perp.
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Updated: May 21, 2016