Zappa, Frank

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Name
Zappa, Frank Gender: M
Frank Vincent Zappa
born on 21 December 1940 at 06:22 (= 06:22 AM )
Place Baltimore, Maryland, 39n17, 76w37
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 29°28' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°43 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 15°07'



Frank Zappa
photo: Helge Øverås, license gfdl

Biography

American musician, a guitarist, singer and composer, an actor, record and film producer. He originated the Mothers of Invention in 1964 and freaked out onto the R'n'R scene in the '60s. On more than 50 records, he displayed a mastery of musical forms from rock and jazz fusion to doo-wop and classical. Contrary for three decades, he put out some 60 albums, such as "Uncle Meat" and "Weasels Ripped my Flesh." He was well respected in his field as the musician's musician, considered by many to be a genius. A true dissident, he has been tried for both pornography and obscenity, a social satirist and innovator.

Zappa's dad was Greek, Arab and Sicilian, a meteorologist, and his mom French-Italian. He was one of four kids, sickly as a boy. He was dark and weird in high school where he formed his first band. College lasted a brief six months when he opted for music. His "up-yours" attitude and lyrics got him ten days in county jail in 1962 for making a "pornographic" tape. By the time he founded the Mothers in 1966, he had already worked out his personal credo of Freaking Out; casting off outmoded restrictions. The Mothers did just that in their 14 years, mutating through personnel changes. He won his only Grammy in 1987 for "Jazz From Hell."

Married to Gail for 26 years, he had four kids, Moon, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva. With no interest whatsoever in the Hollywood scene, he built a $2 million recording studio on his property and seldom left the house. Gail ran the family's million-dollar-a-year mail order business in records, videos and Zappa paraphernalia. A fervent nonbeliever in health foods, he smoked quantities of cigarettes while drinking espresso.

Zappa had been ill for some years but repeated examinations failed to find the cause until he died of prostate cancer at 7:01pm on 4 December 1993 in Los Angeles.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Black, Jimmy Carl (born 1 February 1938). Notes: Musical collaboration
  • associate relationship with Duke, George (born 12 January 1946)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Bozzio, Terry (born 27 December 1950)
  • parent->child relationship with Zappa, Dweezil (born 5 September 1969)
  • parent->child relationship with Zappa, Moon (born 28 September 1967)

Events

  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1962 (Jail time for pornographic film)
  • Social : Joined group 1964 (Formed "The Mothers of Invention")
  • Work : Prize 1987 (Grammy Award)
  • Death by Disease 4 December 1993 at 7:01 PM in Los Angeles (Prostate cancer, age 53 (-17 days))
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Dan Lorey quotes him, that he has Sag rising, 5/1993

Time of death from death certificate, copy on file.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Prostate, terminal)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (26 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Fetishism (Pornograpy and obscenity)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (10 days in county jail)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The Mothers of Invention)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitarist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Record and film producer)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession