25 Frank Zappa Facts

Written by on December 5, 2017


4th Dec 1993, Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer, Frank Zappa died of prostate cancer. Zappa recorded many albums with The Mothers Of Invention as well a solo recordings including the 1969 album ‘Hot Rats’ and 1974 album ‘Apostrophe’. Zappa recorded one of the first concept albums, ‘Freak Out’ released in 1966, it was also one of the earliest double albums in rock music (although Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde preceded it by a week). He married Adelaide Gail Sloatman, in 1967, they had four children: Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen. 25 Frank Zappa facts here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/frank_zappa

25 Frank Zappa Facts

In December 1971 while performing at Casino de Montreux in Switzerland, the Mothers’ equipment was destroyed when a flare set off by an audience member started a fire that burned down the casino. The incident immortalized in Deep Purple’s song


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