The November issue of NZ Gardener arrived today. On page 10 it announces the latest varieties of flowers, fruit and vegetables. They include Pink Floyd, a new amaryllis, as well as a carrot called Purple Haze (a 1967 single by Jimi Hendrix) and a sunflower called King Kong (a Frank Zappa tune from the 1969 album Uncle Meat). It can’t be long before we see a capsicum called Sergeant Pepper.
Here is Zappa and the original Mothers performing “King Kong” live for the BBC in 1968. It’s a bit different from most pop music of the day. It’s in 3/8, for a start. Maybe it's a bit different from most pop music, full stop.