Frank Zappa

1940 - 1993

Frank Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Zappa has received more than 8,237,217 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 30th most popular musician.

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  • 4.79

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Among musicians, Frank Zappa ranks 31 out of 2,258Before him are Eric Clapton, Władysław Szpilman, Cat Stevens, Miles Davis, Giuseppe Tartini, and Bon Scott. After him are Jeff Beck, João Gilberto, Sting, Arthur Rubinstein, Ronnie James Dio, and Isaac Albéniz.

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Among people born in 1940, Frank Zappa ranks 12Before him are Chuck Norris, Ringo Starr, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, and Constantine II of Greece. After him are Qaboos bin Said al Said, Gao Xingjian, Wangari Maathai, J. M. Coetzee, J. M. G. Le Clézio, and Saparmurat Niyazov. Among people deceased in 1993, Frank Zappa ranks 7Before him are Audrey Hepburn, Pablo Escobar, Federico Fellini, Rudolf Nureyev, James Hunt, and William Golding. After him are Erich Hartmann, Turgut Özal, Baudouin of Belgium, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, and Anthony Burgess.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Zappa ranks 202 out of 12,171Before him are James Madison (1751), John Ford (1894), Judy Garland (1922), Gary Cooper (1901), Denzel Washington (1954), and Mel Gibson (1956). After him are Ezra Pound (1885), Talcott Parsons (1902), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Herbert Hoover (1874), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), and Clark Gable (1901).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Frank Zappa ranks 10Before him are Jimi Hendrix (1942), Louis Armstrong (1901), Ray Charles (1930), Chuck Berry (1926), B.B. King (1925), and Miles Davis (1926). After him are Ronnie James Dio (1942), Brian Wilson (1942), Scatman John (1942), Chet Baker (1929), Bruce Springsteen (1949), and Iggy Pop (1947).