Ruben and the Jets was an American , Los Angeles -based rock band, active between and There was also an Austrian band of the same name  album Something Strange Has Happened but they were not related. There was nobody in that band named Ruben, and they did not play doo-wop , so it's unclear why they chose this name. Two years later, Zappa suggested that Guevera start his own band, and eventually gave approval for the band to be named "Ruben and the Jets". The band toured alongside the Mothers of Invention in Zappa took on the duty of producer for the band's debut album, For Real! Ruben and the Jets released a second album, Con Safos , before disbanding in the mids. Ruben and the Jets member Tony Duran died on December 19, , from prostate cancer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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So, this is the story -- familiar to all fans of Frank Zappa -- of Ruben Sano and his '53 Nash, and the band he left behind at 19 when his girlfriend said she'd leave him if he didn't quit the group. At the time, life and art were regularly borrowing from each other in both directions all around Zappa and company. The Mothers of Invention album Freak Out! Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band , which Zappa and company, in turn, satirized -- along with the state of mind evoked by it -- on We're Only in It for the Money
A few months after Who Are the People? He had just returned from touring with Zappa, I think it was the Billy the Mountain tour. But hey, it meant at least a couple bucks tip if you got the chicken there hot. We got to his tree-shrouded home, and surprisingly he answered the door himself. Sorry I never took you up on your offer to drop off some demos, but I went back to college.