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  • Steve Allen show, Frank Zappa Playing music on a Bicycle 1963

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    Frank is on the Steve Allen show, playing music using a bi-cycle.

    Frank was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 21, 1940, Frank Zappa was largely a self-taught musician, whose 30-year career embraced a wide variety of musical genres, encompassing rock, jazz, synth and symphonies. Avant-garde composers, as well as math and chemistry from his father's work, all fell into Zappa's mix of influences and comprised his unique approach to his art, coupled with a flouting of convention. Zappa also directed films, designed album covers and spoke about social issues. Although his unconventional aspect often overshadowed his brilliance, Zappa is highly respected as a musical pioneer. He died from prostate cancer on December 4, 1993, at age 52.

    It's amazing that this footage remains of his humble beginnings, RIP Frank. Show less
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