This awesome blue vintage t-shirt is a Frank Zappa concert tee from a 1978 Halloween event in New York. The concert that this design is from took place exactly a year after Zappa attempted to release his project Läthner, which was a quadruple-LP. Warner Bros. Records refused to relase it because of the expensive nature of producing a quadruple-LP. Zappa eventually wrangled a deal with Phonogram Inc. to release the album on Halloween in 1977, but Warner Bros. blocked his move with Phonogram, claiming property rights to Läthner. Frustrated, Frank Zappa went down to the Pasadena radio station, KROQ. There he encouraged people to record his album on their own during the radio broadcast of Läthner. After a year long lawsuit, Warner Brothers eventually released the material from Läthner, but it was released as four individual albums rather than as one complete work.
Zappa began his career in the late 50s by recording for soundtracks for low budget movies including The World's Greatest Sinner and Run Home Slow. He later took over Paul Buff's Original Sound studio renaming it Studio Z. In the late 1960s Zappa joined The Mothers of Invention as a guitarist and co-lead singer. They debuted there first studio album Freak Out! in 1966, a double album. After the Mothers of Invention's equipment was burnt in an accident at the Casino de Montreux followed by an attack on stage by an audience member, Zappa decided to form and tour with smaller groups. He recorded his Top 10 album Apostrophe in 1974.