In a house that someone used to live in, little Donny Preston, also known as little Dom DeWilde or little Biff Debrie, was born on September 21st, 1932 in Flint, Michigan.
Happy Birthday, Don!
To celebrate Don Preston’s 78th birthday, Jon Larsen of Zonic Entertainment – the very same label that brought you ‘Strange News From Mars’, ‘The Jimmy Carl Black Story’, and The Mar Vista Philharmonic’s ‘No Forest Fire’ – will be releasing Don’s new, epic saga of contemporary synth music, COLLIDING GALAXYS, exclusively available as digital download from Zonic.
I fondly recall the very first instant when I was completely blown away by the artistry and musicianship of Don Preston, not just as a Mother, but as his own creative force. It was the Burnt Weeny Sandwich album. In particular, “Little House I Used To Live In.” It’s still as mind blowing today as when it was first performed.
Unfortunately, Youtube doesn’t have that particular track available. They do, however, have the May 23rd, 1969 Appleton version which is almost as good, which I have posted below along with “Igor’s Boogie” from the end of the same show.
Don and company are in top form.
Must be all of those spiritual elixirs…
Frank Zappa – lead guitar, lead vocals, band leader
Lowell George – guitar, vocals
Ian Underwood – woodwinds, keyboards
Bunk Gardner – woodwinds
Motorhead Sherwood – baritone saxophone
Don Preston – keyboards
Roy Estrada – bass, vocals
Jimmy Carl Black – drums, vocals
Art Tripp – drums, percussion