Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa has 49 candles on his birthday cake today. You wi…

Written by on September 6, 2018

Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa has 49 candles on his birthday cake today. You will probably be more familiar with him as Dweezil Zappa.

Dweezil's registered birth name was Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa. The hospital at which he was born refused to register him under the name Dweezil, so his Dad, Frank Zappa listed the names of several musician friends. "Dweezil" was a nickname coined by Frank for an oddly curled pinky toe of Gail's. At the age of five years, Dweezil learned that his legal name was different, and he insisted on having his nickname become his legal name. Gail and Frank hired an attorney and soon the name Dweezil was official.

As you can imagine, Dweezil was exposed to the music industry from an early age. He developed a strong affinity for playing the guitar and producing music. Able to learn directly from guitarists such as Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen, Dweezil released his first single (produced by Eddie Van Halen) at the age of 12.

We know there is some, shall we say discussion between family members as to who can do what etc, so we will just say…

Happy Birthday Dweezil!!! Keep doing what you do!!




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