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Frank Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, recording engineer, record producer and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote 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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List Of Performers On Frank Zappa Records
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Let's Make The Water Turn Black - The Story
... to as "Ronnie" and "Kenny" respectively), neighbors of the song's composer Frank Zappa during his youth in Palmdale, California in 1962 ... The results were "Kenny's little creatures on display," a reference to what Zappa described in a 1987 interview with Rolling Stone as "mutant tadpoles" which had appeared ... green." During the aforementioned Rolling Stone interview, Zappa related how the mess was soon discovered by the boys' mother ...
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