Supplement of the San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle.

WHO IS Frank Zappa" Here is what Fran Zappa has said about himself: "I was born in Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 21 1940, and grew up in California. I am a self-taught musician, composer, blah blah blah. When I was 11 years old I was 5 ft. 7 with hairy legs, pimples and a mustache ... for some strange reason they never let me be captain of the softball team. (read more)


1968 December 8


Mother Follower Of Edgard Varèse
By Ralph J. Gleason, p 27

“AN ARTIST is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs,” the late Edgard Varèse once said. And I was reminded of that last weekend when I heard Frank Zappa conduct his orchestra (which he quaintly calls The Mothers of Invention) in concert in Berkeley. (read more)



1990 December 2


Maverick Zappa Takes on the World
By Nancy Hathaway, pp 37-38

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