December 1971 may have been one of the worst months of Frank Zappa’s life. Two events occurred in that month that really sucked. The first was on Dec. 4 at Montreaux Casino. About 90 minutes into the show, the place caught on fire, and the entire audience had to evacuate.
Here is the audio of the entire performance:
The band Deep Purple wrote a song about it. You may have heard it before.