03/12/1971 The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burns to the ground
The Montreux Casino Fire of December 1971
Frank Zappa - French TV Interview about Montreux Casino Fire 1971
Predominantly jazz casino, located in Montreux, Switzerland, burned down during a concert by The Mothers of Invention. The cause of the fire was flare gun from one of the fans. The song Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple is about the incident.