Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa
Way ahead of his time, Frank Zappa was the definitive rock-n-roll freak with bizarre and often humorous lyrics and off the wall musical themes. In 1965 he formed the “Mothers of Invention” and in 1966 released “Freak-out”, were he urged the rock-n-roll masses to “Freak-out” providing a detailed definition of the word in the album jacket’s liner notes. It has often been said that Paul McCartney got his inspiration for “Sgt. Pepper’s” from this album. With album titles like “Weasels Ripped My Flesh”,”Chunga’s Revenge”, and “Hot Rats” , Zappa pushed the rock-n-roll creative envelope to the edge. He named two of his offspring “Dweezil” and “Moon Unit”. He also played a mean Gibson SG guitar and was known for his intricate lead guitar riffs. In the late 1970’s he released “Sheik-Yer-Booti” which yeilded a minor hit with the anti-disco song “Dancing Fool”. The remaining years of his life was spent crusading against rock-n-roll censorship. He died December 4th, 1993 from prostrate cancer at the age of 52.

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