Frank Zappa

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Zappa, Frank (b. Francis Vincent)

(1940–93) rock songwriter, guitarist, composer; born in Baltimore, Md. He played guitar in a high school blues and rock band and briefly studied music theory in college. In the 1960s he joined the Mothers of Invention, a band known for its outrageous satire and eclectic sound. In the 1970s and 1980s he produced and recorded several albums and composed and conducted his own concert music for various symphony orchestras.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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The property remained in the hands of his widow, Gail Zappa, until she died in October of 2015, and the following June, the Zappa children--Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet, and Diva--engaged in some infighting about who controls what in regards to professional usage of the family name and their father's vast and valuable archives, at which point the compound came up for sale in a swarm of publicity with an asking price just short of $5.5 million.
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