Francis Vincent Zappa, 21-12-40 Baltimore - 4-12-93 L.A..
What is doing this genius on a site about Pink Floyd? He jammed with them in Belgium on Interstellar Overdive (25-10-'69).
Frank Zappa picked his way through the 20-century musical styles and adapted them to his own schemes.
Besides that he had a great single called Bobby Brown, we used to dance on that track, long long ago.
Zappa's guitar work was recognizable by the length on stage, prodding the corners of the harmonice possibilities or concise. His output was prodigious in volume and his approach to music was cerebal, melodic, lyrical and fluent with induulgent lyrics and anachronistic.
A charistic man with humor and prestigious sides.
He worked with many great artist, just to mention a few:
Don van Vliet, was his buddy from the beginng with the Mother of Inventions,
Don Preston- keyboards Ian Underwood- multi-instrumtalist will appear in almost his whole ouvre,
Jean Luc Ponty - violin,
Ray Estrada & Lowell George, started in '69 Little Feat,
Aynsley Dunbar - drums,
Chester Thompson - drums, later on with Genesis live,
Daryl Stuermer - bass later in Genesis too,
Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan (ex-Turtles),
Terry Bozzio - drums from '76,
Eddie Jobson played a year with him,
Warren Curcurullo - guitar,
Vinnie Colaiuta - drums,
Steve Vai - guitar ('81),
and many others.
Information is not knowledge,
Knowledge is not wisdom,
Wisdom is not truth,
Truth is not beauty,
Beauty is not love,
Love is not music...
Music is the BEST.
- Frank Zappa.
Updated 30 October 2002 by Nick.