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  1. Claude Nobs was a famous Swiss concert promoter immortalised in the Deep Purple dirge 'Smoke on the water'. He organised the evacuation of the Montreau Casino after the 'stupid with the flare gun' fired a flare into the wooden rafters at the Mothers 1971 show.
    We visited the site last month & the tour guide told us that Frank Zappa had burnt it down as he used fireworks in his show. He had been telling tourists this for over 30 years. Needless to say, I put him right. Now read on...

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