Sun Village

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Map showing Sun Village, Lancaster & Palmdale.

Sun Village is a small community at the eastern end of Antelope Valley east of Palmdale and south east of Lancaster. Zappa referred to it in the song Village Of The Sun aluding to the times when The Blackouts played there (Johnny Franklin lived in Sun Village) and Zappa worked there around 1964 while living in Studio Z...

I had landed a weekend gig at a place called the Village Inn, in Sun Village, eighty miles away. The pay came to fourteen dollars a week (seven bucks per night), minus gas.

Describing the High School pecking order...

The lowest rung on the ladder in this 1957 social arrangement was reserved for the sons and daughters of the black families who raised turkeys in an area beyond Palmdale -- Sun Village. Only slightly above that rung was a little slot for the Mexicans.