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Remembering Frank Zappa at 75

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Remembering songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker Frank Zappa on what would have been his 75th birthday.

Remembering songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker Frank Zappa on what would have been his 75th birthday.
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Remembering songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker Frank Zappa on what would have been his 75th birthday.

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English


Episodes

Director's Cuts: Frank Zappa's Music Legacy 2004 (NPR)

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Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton reviews two new discs featuring the music of rock innovator Frank Zappa — Ensemble Modern's Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions and Quadiophiliac, a DVD-audio disc featuring multi-channel audio mixes Zappa created himself in the 1970s that are only now being heard by the public.

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Yo Mama' by Frank Zappa on The Best Song Ever Written 2010 (Afternoons with Simon Mercep)

12/21/2015
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Davey Barr from Te Rapa chooses 'Yo Mama' by Frank Zappa.

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The music of Frank Zappa comes to Ojai 2010 (KPCC)

12/21/2015
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Famous to some for his rock band The Mothers of Invention, and to others for his sharp tongue and avant-garde classical music, Frank Zappa enjoyed a legendary career that spanned more than 30 years and astonished the world by breaching the barriers of musical genres. Zappa is no longer with us, but his music is coming to this year's Ojai Music Festival. Jeff Haydon, the executive director of the Ojai Music Festival spoke with KPCC's Alex Cohen.

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Daniel Schorr And Frank Zappa Were Friends. Really. 2010 (NPR)

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Frank Zappa and NPR’s Daniel Schorr were indeed friends, and at one of his concerts in 1988, he invited Dan to join him onstage. Host Scott Simon pays a final tribute to Daniel Schorr with a remembrance of Schorr's unlikely friendship with rocker Frank Zappa.

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Frank Zappa: A 'Lumpy' Legacy 2009 (NPR)

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Zappa put out more than 60 records in his lifetime, and unreleased music is still coming out more than 15 years after his death. It's part of an effort by his widow to keep Zappa's legacy alive, but she's become controversial for her efforts to keep her husband's music away from those she deems unfit to carry its weight.

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Dweezil Zappa On Dad's Music: We Treat It 'Like It's Classical Music' 2015 (NPR)

12/21/2015
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NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with musician Dweezil Zappa, son of Frank Zappa, about his new album, Via Zammata, and his father's influence on his music.

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