Smoke on the water … 

Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention were in Montreux, Switzerland on December 4, ’72, playing the Montreux Casino when “some stupid with a flare gun” burned the place down. Also there were Deep Purple who were also there working on their masterpiece, recording it on a mobile studio owned by The Rolling Stones.Machine Head is released on March 31, 1972.


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