Composer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Producer, Film Director
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...Wikipedia
Age: 52 (age at death)
Born: 21st December, 1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died: 4th December, 1993, Los Angeles, California
Height: 6' 0" (183 cm)
Claim to Fame: Freak Out
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(Explaining why he felt Communism was doomed to fail) "People like to own things."
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
Had planned to work on a movie with the Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew before his death.
Zappa is the first, and so far only, artist to be inducted into both the Jazz and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
Counting down the best rock mustaches in honor of “Movember” means combing through the photo books of rock history to find the most outrageous, daring and influential facial hairstyles ever paraded around in public. Obviously, as with any creative art, there's no objective measure of style or quality, but we think we've represented the big names and important looks here, in our list of the Top 10 Rock Mustaches:
10 - Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix rocked this modest little 'stache most of his his life, but the potential was there for so much more... Read More
Posted by lonepine 3 years ago
The unveiling of a statue honouring Frank Zappa in his hometown of Baltimore will feature a week of events, including a concert by his son, Dweezil.The statue was donated by fans in Lithuania, a country Zappa never visited but one where his music was popular among the avant garde.
The statue is a replica of one erected by a fan club in the Lithuanian capital.
Baltimore's public arts commission considered multiple locations, including the bohemian Fells Point waterfront, before deciding on the Southeast Anchor Library in working-class Highlandtown, a neighbourhood... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 4 years ago
BALTIMORE (AP) - Frank Zappa, who sang about ``Plastic People,`` has been cast in bronze. Again. In 1995, a quirky bunch of Lithuanian artists and intellectuals managed to erect a bust of the eccentric rocker in downtown Vilnius, the capital of the former Soviet republic. Now, they`ve given a replica to Zappa`s hometown. Saulius Paukstys, longtime president of a Zappa fan club, pitched the Zappa bust Wednesday to Baltimore`s public art commission, and the commissioners, clearly charmed by his dogged efforts, voted unanimously to accept the gift. They`ll figure out later... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 6 years ago
By BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press Writer
BALTIMORE - Frank Zappa, who sang about "Plastic People," has been cast in bronze. Again.
In 1995, a quirky bunch of Lithuanian artists and intellectuals managed to erect a bust of the eccentric rocker in downtown Vilnius, the capital of the former Soviet republic.
Now, they want to place a replica in Zappa`s hometown.
Saulius Paukstys, longtime president of a Zappa fan club, was in Baltimore on Wednesday to pitch the Zappa bust to the city`s public art commission.
"It`s carved already, and it`s ready to... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 6 years ago
DUESSELDORF, Germany - Frank Zappa`s widow is trying to stop a German fan club from using the Grammy-winning rocker`s name for its annual "Zappanale" festival.
Gail Zappa says the German-based Arf Society`s use of Zappa`s name and an accompanying logo infringe on trademarks held by the Zappa Family Trust. The logo features a prominent mustache similar to that sported by the legendary musician.
The Arf Society says the trust has been aware of its use of the name since the festival was launched in 1998.
A state court in Duesseldorf began hearing the case... Read More
Posted by NewsHound 6 years ago
The gross misadventures of a hyper chihuahua and a stupid cat.