Thursday, March 29, 2007

The New Steve Allen Show - with guest Frank Zappa

September 20th, 2007: This footage has been posted, removed, posted, removed, posted and removed every other month. Seems to be offline for the time being - keep checking in - it will probably return soon. You can't keep a good clip down!.

This footage had been written and speculated about for many years in various books and articles about Frank Zappa but next to nobody had seen it until the YouTube age came along. By 1963 Steve Allen had abandoned the show he essentially created, The Tonight Show. He went on to host several different incarnations of the same show more or less. Names included Tonight, The Tonight Show, The Steve Allen Show, and this clip from The New Steve Allen Show - which after two years would change its name to The Steve Allen Show. I find it funny how part one has been viewed by over thirty thousand people, but part two's viewership drops off by a good twelve thousand. Well, Zappa ain't for everyone, even clean shaven.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These links seem to be gone. Any ideas?