Frank Zappa

US musician, composer, activist & filmmaker. Born 21 December 1940. Died 4 December 1993
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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, composer, activist and filmmaker. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, 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. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his era.

As a self-taught composer and performer, Zappa's diverse musical influences led him to create music that was sometimes difficult to categorize. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, Anton Webern, and Halim El-Dabh, along with 1950s rhythm and blues and doo-wop music (such as Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Guitar Slim, Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King). 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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Peaches En Regalia
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Peaches En Regalia
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Inca Roads
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Inca Roads
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Joe's Garage (Single Version)
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Joe's Garage (Single Version)
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Willie The Pimp
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Willie The Pimp
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Muffin Man
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Muffin Man
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Peaches En Regalia
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Peaches En Regalia

Peaches En Regalia

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Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
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Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
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Dancin' Fool
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Dancin' Fool
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The Perfect Stranger
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The Perfect Stranger
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Invocation and Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin
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Invocation and Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin
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Bogus Pomp
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Bogus Pomp
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Elvis Has Left The Building
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Elvis Has Left The Building
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City Of Tiny Lites
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City Of Tiny Lites
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G-Spot Tornado
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G-Spot Tornado
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Joe's Garage
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Joe's Garage
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Who Needs The Peace Corps
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Who Needs The Peace Corps
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Help, I'm A Rock
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Help, I'm A Rock
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Baby Snakes
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Baby Snakes
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Willie the Pimp
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Willie the Pimp
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Dirty Love
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Dirty Love
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Let's Make The Water Turn Black
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Let's Make The Water Turn Black
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
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St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast
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St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast
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Black Napkins
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Black Napkins
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