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Frank Zappa

1940 - 1993

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Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, composer, and bandleader. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experimentation, 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 12,968,904 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Frank Zappa is the 33rd most popular musician (down from 26th in 2019), the 217th most popular biography from United States (down from 207th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Musician.

Frank Zappa is most famous for his eclectic and experimental music.

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Among musicians, Frank Zappa ranks 33 out of 2,662Before him are Keith Richards, Scatman John, Bon Scott, Martha Argerich, Miles Davis, and Jeff Beck. After him are Roger Taylor, Cat Stevens, Björn Ulvaeus, Giuseppe Tartini, Maria Anna Mozart, and Ronnie James Dio.

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Among people born in 1940, Frank Zappa ranks 14Before him are Constantine II of Greece, Saparmurat Niyazov, Ringo Starr, Michael Gambon, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, and Burhanuddin Rabbani. After him are Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Joachim Gauck, J. M. Coetzee, and Wangari Maathai. Among people deceased in 1993, Frank Zappa ranks 6Before him are Pablo Escobar, Audrey Hepburn, Federico Fellini, Rudolf Nureyev, and Erich Hartmann. After him are James Hunt, Baudouin of Belgium, William Golding, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Turgut Özal, and Zviad Gamsakhurdia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Zappa ranks 217 out of 18,182Before him are Coen brothers (null), Buster Keaton (1895), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Quentin Tarantino (1963), Miles Davis (1926), and James Brown (1933). After him are Edwin McMillan (1907), Walt Whitman (1819), John Travolta (1954), Tim Cook (1960), Andrew Jackson (1767), and Robert Wadlow (1918).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Frank Zappa ranks 9Before him are Bob Dylan (1941), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Madonna (1958), Ray Charles (1930), Scatman John (1942), and Miles Davis (1926). After him are Ronnie James Dio (1942), B.B. King (1925), Brian Wilson (1942), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Chuck Berry (1926), and Charlie Parker (1920).

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