One of the coolest quirks in rock & roll, alongside the fact that Belinda Carlisle was once the drummer in the Germs, is that Dale and Terry Bozzio, founding members of new wave band Missing Persons, met while working with Frank Zappa. They married and formed this band in 1980 with other Zappa contributors, then enjoyed success throughout that decade thanks to the albums Spring Session M, Rhyme & Reason and Color in Your Life. The band split in 2004 and, but for a brief reunion in 2009, eventually got back together in 2011. Nowadays, Dale Bozzio is the one remaining member from the “classic” lineup, though they still deliver in the live environment. They play all over SoCal, so don’t worry too much if you miss this one.
Missing Persons plays at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 4 at Gallagher’s Pub HB.