Frank Zappa

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Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern, along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands; he later switched to electric guitar.

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Age: 52 (age at death)
Height: 6' (183 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Freak Out

Filmography

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1991 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Pope
1984 Miami Vice Mario Fuente
1982 Faerie Tale Theatre Attilla
1971 200 Motels Member of Mothers of Invention
1968 Head The Critic
1968 Sex in Today's World -
1966 The Monkees Mike Nesmith
1962 The Steve Allen Playhouse Guest
2013 Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily -
2012 1982. L'estate di Frank -
2002 Frank Zappa: Phase II - The Big Note -

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You can`t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer

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