Frank Zappa

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Frank Zappa
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Zappa performing in Ekeberghallen, Oslo, on Januar 16, 1977
BornFrank Vincent Zappa
21 December 1940(1940-12-21)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Died4 December 1993(1993-12-04) (aged 52)
Los Angeles, Californie, U.S.
Cause o daith
Prostate cancer
Thrift
  • Muisicker
  • sangwriter
  • componer
  • conductor
  • record producer
  • activist
  • filmmaker
  • actor
  • author
  • unoffeecial ambassador tae Czechoslovakie
Years active1955–93
Poleetical pairty
Independent
Hauf-marrae(s)Kay Sherman (m. 1960–1964) Adelaide Gail Sloatman (m. 19671993)
Childer
Muisical career
OreiginLos Angeles, Californie, U.S.
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
  • keybuirds
  • drums
  • percussion
Labels
Associate acts
Notable instruments
Wabsteid
zappa.com

Frank Vincent Zappa[nb 1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) wis an American muisicker, sangwriter, componer, guitarist, record producer, actor an filmmakker. In a career spannin mair nor 30 years, Zappa componed rock, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral an musique concrète wirks, and produced awmaist aw o the 60-plus albums that he released wi his baund the Mothers of Invention an as a solo airtist. He an aa directit featur-lenth films an muisic videos, an designed album covers.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Till discoverin his birth certificate as an adult, Zappa believed he haed been christened "Francis Vincent Zappa" efter his faither, an he is creditit as Francis on some o his early albums. The name on his birth certificate houever is "Frank", nae "Francis".[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rosenberg, Stuart (2009). Rock and Roll and the American Landscape: The Birth of an Industry and the Expansion of the Popular Culture, 1955-1969. iUniverse. p. 179. ISBN 978-1-4401-6458-3.
  2. Landy, Leigh (1994). Experimental Music Notebooks. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-3-7186-5554-0.
  3. "Comedy rock". Allmusic.
  4. Greene, Doyle (2016). Rock, Counterculture and the Avant-Garde, 1966–1970: How the Beatles, Frank Zappa and the Velvet Underground Defined an Era. McFarland. p. 182. ISBN 978-1-4766-2403-7.
  5. Zappa 1989, p. 15.