Thanks to Frank Zappa, Jeb Bush Has Just One Wedding Photo

Marvin Bush was supposed to shoot his brother's wedding, but selected a roll he'd already used at a Frank Zappa concert.

Credit: Facebook, left; Richard E. Aaron/Redferns, right

Good wedding photographers are hard to find. 

Jeb Bush shared the only existing photograph from his 1974 wedding to Columba on his Facebook page on Monday, which includes a very '70s backstory. 

"Happy anniversary to my beautiful wife of 41 years, Columba," Bush wrote in his post. "True story: This is the only picture from our wedding. The photographer, my brother Marvin, accidentally rerolled from a Frank Zappa concert. Thankfully, my mom took one photo with a Kodak." 

https://www.facebook.com/jebbush/photos/a.298834276912289.1073741825.210257445769973/657500104379036/?type=1

 

Marvin Bush, who went on to become a director of HCC Insurance Holdings, was apparently a Zappa fan during the Frank's wilder years. Here's a clip from a 1974 concert of Zappa performing the songs "Aproximate" and "Cosmik Debris." Unfortunately, Bush's photographs of both the concert and the wedding no longer survive. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxdDKaLUhGc

We can still thank Barbara, Bush's mother of invention, for snapping the one remaining shot of her son's big day.  

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