Frank Zappa
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1940-12-21
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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa Biography (Wikipedia)

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers.

As a self-taught composer and performer, Zappa's diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often difficult to categorize. 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; later switching to electric guitar. His 1966 debut album with the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, combined songs in conventional rock and roll format with collective improvisations and studio-generated sound collages. He continued this eclectic and experimental approach, irrespective of whether the fundamental format was rock, jazz or classical.

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Let's Make The Water Turn Black / The Idiot Bastard Son / Lonely Little Girl
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Let's Make The Water Turn Black / The Idiot Bastard Son / Lonely Little Girl
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Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
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Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
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Theme from Lumpy Gravy
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Theme from Lumpy Gravy
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St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast
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St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast
The Mothers of Invention
You Didnt Try To Call Me
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You Didnt Try To Call Me
Playlists featuring Frank Zappa
Nemone's Wind Down
Nemone's Wind Down
Freaky Tracks to Hear Before You Die
Freaky Tracks to Hear Before You Die

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