Frank Zappa (I) (1940–1993)

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Of all the qualities that typified Frank Zappa, perhaps the most striking is that he was a paradox. A workaholic perfectionist rock star who eschewed the hippie culture of the 1960s, deploring its conformism, spurious ideals and drug use, Zappa was not only a brilliant rock guitarist but an orchestral composer, innovative filmmaker, music producer... See full bio »

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Known For

Baby Snakes Composer
Colors Soundtrack
Y tu mamá también Soundtrack


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 2015 Roxy: The Movie (Documentary)
 2012 1982. L'estate di Frank (Documentary short)
 1993 Beasts (Short)
 1993 Zappa's Universe (Video) (composed by)
 1991 Peefeeyatko (Documentary)
 1988 The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (Video documentary)
 1987 Uncle Meat (Video documentary)
 1985 Does Humor Belong in Music? (Video documentary)
 1985 Video from Hell (Video)
 1984 The Dub Room Special! (Video documentary)
 1979 Baby Snakes (Documentary)
 1971 200 Motels (music composed by)
 1962 The World's Greatest Sinner (as Zappa)
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Other Works:

Album: "Waka/Jawaka" (Bizarre) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

FZ | Zappa | the Mothers of invention


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Gail Zappa  (his death)  (4 children) | See more »


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Lala Sloatman (niece or nephew) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[During an appearance in 1986 on CNN's Crossfire (1982)] The biggest threat to America today is not communism. It's the turning of this country into a fascist theocracy and everything that's happened during the [Ronald Reagan] Administration has put us right down that pipe! See more »


Did not like being called "rock legend" and considered it a "pathetic" term. Also did not like being called a "test pilot pushing the edge" since he felt the term sounded too military. As far as being called an "eccentric genius", Zappa said in an interview prior to his death, "Eccentric, yes. Genius, maybe.". See more »


Dark and sarcastic sense of humour See more »

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