Who is frank zappa?

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.

Read more about Frank Zappa.

Some articles on frank zappa:

Let's Make The Water Turn Black - The Story
... neighbors of the song's composer Frank Zappa during his youth in Palmdale, California in 1962 ... 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 over time in the urine and could be seen ... as "dysentery green." During the aforementioned Rolling Stone interview, Zappa related how the mess was soon discovered by the boys' mother ...
List Of Performers On Frank Zappa Records
... This is a list of musicians who have performed on officially released Frank Zappa recordings ... who have performed as guests musicians on Frank Zappa concerts unless they appear on official live recordings ...
Frank Zappa - Discography
... Frank Zappa portal Freedom of speech portal Main article Frank Zappa discography. ...
List Of Performers On Frank Zappa Records - T
4, The Lost Episodes, Läther, Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa A Memorial Tribute, QuAUDIOPHILIAc, The Dub Room Special, One Shot Deal Drums Randy Thornton 1976, 1997, 2004 Sheik Yerbouti, Have ...
Strictly Genteel - Track Listing
... Breath Variations (0206) Uncle Meat (0251) Strictly Genteel (0657) Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention Albums 1960s Freak Out! Absolutely Free Lumpy Gravy We're Only in It for ... Sensation Apostrophe (') Roxy Elsewhere One Size Fits All Bongo Fury Zoot Allures Zappa in New York Studio Tan Sleep Dirt Sheik Yerbouti Orchestral Favorites Joe's Garage Act I Joe's Garage Acts II III 1980s ... I Boulez Conducts Zappa The Perfect Stranger Them or Us Thing-Fish Francesco Zappa The Old Masters, Box I Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention Does Humor Belong in Music? The Old ...

Famous quotes containing the words zappa and/or frank:

    A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
    —Frank Zappa (1940–1994)

    Let us be frank about it: most of our people have never had it so good.
    Harold MacMillan (1894–1986)