Died Today (December 4th): Frank Zappa (1940–1993)

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frankzappa.jpgFrank Zappa (1940–1993)

Born: December 21, 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died: December 4, 1993 (age 52) in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to:
Gail Zappa (21 September 1967 – 4 December 1993) (his death) (4 children)
Kathryn J. (Kay) Sherman (28 December 1960 – 1964) (divorced)

My dad was employed as a meteorologist at the Edgewood Arsenal. They made poison gas there during World War II, so I guess it would have been the meteorologist’s job to figure out which way the wind was blowing when it was time to shoot the stuff off.

[During an appearance in 1986 on CNN’s Crossfire (1982)] The biggest threat to America today is not communism. It’s the turning of this country into a fascist theocracy and everything that’s happened during the [Ronald Reagan] Administration has put us right down that pipe!

 

 

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