Frank Zappa
Date of Birth
Dec 21, 1940
Birth Place:
Baltimore, MD


A musician since high school, Frank Zappa left college after six months for paying jobs, and by age 23, he'd accumulated enough capital to open his own small-scale recording studio. He gained national popularity in the mid-'60s as guitarist/composer of the Mothers of Invention. To many adults, Zappa was a near-obscene provocateur, forever skirting the boundaries of taste and indulging in senseless...