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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa

D.O.B.: December 21, 1940 (Baltimore, MD)

D.O.D.: December 4, 1993 (Los Angeles, CA)

Cause of Death: Prostate Cancer

Location: Westwood Memorial Park; Section D; #100 Unmarked (To Right of Lew Ayres)

Biographical Notes:

Frank Zappa was a bandleader, guitar hero, composer, satirist, and political commentator.

He started his musical career as a high school drummer in garage bands like the Black-Outs and the school marching band.

Hailed by some music critics as a genius, came to prominence in the early 1960s.

With the band or as a solo performer he released about 50 albums.

Zappa, who had battled prostate cancer for several years, remained active to the end, vowing not to let the disease conquer him. He said he didn't care how he was remembered after he died.

"It's not important to even be remembered," he said ", "I mean, the people who worry about being remembered are guys like Reagan, Bush. . . . I don't care."

 

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