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Frank Vincent Zappa Born: 1940/12/21
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died: 1993/12/04
Years Active: 1950s–1993

Frank Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Zappa was often sick as a child, suffering from asthma, earaches and sinus problems. His health worsened when he lived in Baltimore. In 1952, his family relocated for reasons of health. They next moved to Monterey, California, where his father taught metallurgy at the Naval Postgraduate School. They...

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