Frank Zappa, genius
Frank Zappa & the Mothers Of Invention
birth name: Frank Vincent Zappa

Frank Zappa

December 21, 1940, Baltimore, MD ~ December 4, 1993, Los Angeles, CA

I don't want to spend my life explaining myself. You either get it or you don't. ~ Frank Zappa.

As if his music were not challenging enough, he overlay it with highly satirical and sometimes abstractly humorous lyrics and song titles that marked him as coming out of a provocative literary tradition that included Beat poets like Allen Ginsberg and edgy comedians like Lenny Bruce. ~ Allmusic: Frank Zappa ~ retrieved December 4, 2013 © Allmusic

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December 4, 1971 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Bread, Baby I'm-A Want You ~ #2 (1) Isaac Hayes, Theme From Shaft ~ #1 (5) Sly & The Family Stone, Family Affair

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Frank Zappa ~ Inducted in the 1994 Downbeat Jazz Hall Of Fame (Critics' Choice).

In 2012, three albums by Frank Zappa made it to the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #416 200 Motels (1971) ~ #364 Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III (1979) ~ #63 Them Or Us (1984)

Frank Zappa ~ Freak Out (1966) ~ Ranked #246 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ A master guitarist and provocateur, Frank Zappa made more than 60 albums, but the first was perhaps the most groundbreaking. The double disc declared the arrival of a visionary weirdo who dabbled in doo-wop, pop-song parody, protest tunes, art rock and avant-garde classical. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone



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