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Friday, 21 February 2014

‘Zappa Plays Zappa’: Dweezil plays Frank at the Bardavon



IF YOU GO:
What: Zappa Plays Zappa
When: Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.
Where: Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie
Tickets: $53 for all seats; $48 for members; $75 for guitar lesson at 6:30 p.m. prior to the show
More information: www.upac.orgor call (845) 338-6088
POUGHKEEPSIE >> Dweezil Zappa still regards the day he met Eddie Van Halen as a childhood highlight.
Just 20 minutes after the guitar powerhouse called his father, Frank Zappa, in 1980, he showed up at the house in the loose jumpsuit he wore on the cover of the band’s third album, “Women and Children First.”
“It was before MTV and all that proliferation of programming where you could see musicians outside of what they did,” said Dweezil Zappa.
“You only had records to listen to and (had to) imagine what it was like meeting these people.”
Zappa was 12 at the time and, like many other pre-pubescent males, was infatuated with Van Halen’s ferocious guitar licks.
“This was a crazy experience,” Zappa recalled of the encounter.
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