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Wednesday, 24 January 2018


Frank Zappa left a huge legacy of pioneering music and outspoken opinions that has proved obliquely influential in shaping the style and attitudes of generations of rock and jazz musicians, while often upsetting their elders and certain establishment figures. Stuart Nicholson re-evaluates Zappa's ...
The now common commingling of rock, jazz, and classical streams in American composition was pioneered by Frank Zappa (1940-1993). A virtuoso guitarist, an indefatigable bandleader, a tenacious businessman, and a maddening iconoclast, his prolific output ranges from hit pop singles (“Valley Girl”) ...
One of the perks of having Frank Zappa as your father is getting to learn to play the guitar from a true master of the instrument. While Frank was a truly talented axeman, when his son Dweezil Zappa was 12-years-old, the elder Zappa enlisted the instructional assistance his band's guitarist, the highly ...


Frank Zappa is considered to be one of the most influential rock musicians of the late twentieth century. Between the start of his career in the late fifties and his death in 1993 he recorded and rele..

On September 19, 1985, Frank Zappa testified before the United States Senate Commerce, Technology, and Transportation committee, attacking the Parents Music Resource Center or PMRC, a music organizati..

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