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American composer, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director


Frank Vincent Zappa, in a career spanning more than 30 years, wrote rock, jazz, electronic, 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 Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist.

Frank Zappa Info

Birth nameFrank Vincent Zappa
Date of BirthDecember 21, 1940
Place of BirthBaltimore, Maryland, USA
OccupationsComposer, musician, conductor, producer
GenresRock, jazz, fusion, classical, avant-garde, experimental, progressive rock
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, bass, keyboards, drums, Synclavier
Years active1950s–1993
LabelsVerve/MGM, Warner Bros., Bizarre/Straight, DiscReet, Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records, Rykodisc
Associated actsThe Mothers of Invention, Captain Beefheart
Date of deathDecember 4, 1993
Place of deathLos Angeles, California, USA
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 I'm not black but there's a whole lotsa times I wish I could say I'm not white. 
— Frank Zappa