Joe Perrino & The Mellotones

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Band Zappa played in from November 1961 to early 1962...

I wore a white dinner jacket and bow tie and black pants and sat on a bar stool and played the electric guitar. I got so sick of it that I quit, put the guitar in the case, stuck it behind the sofa and didn't touch it for eight months.

In the world of 'professional entertainment,' ... I was working weekends with a four-piece lounge band called Joe Perrino and the Mellotones, at Tommy Sandi's Club Sahara in San Bernardino.

-Frank Zappa, The Real Frank Zappa Book


Joe Perrino - Piano

Frank Zappa - Guitar

Dwight Bement - Sax (unconfirmed)