Zappa @ the Roundhouse & Baltimore declares “Frank Zappa Day”

Frank Zappa would have been 70 this year – his life and music are being celebrated in Britain and the US, 17 years after his death. Chris Hall meets his widow, Gail, and their children.

Last month, [Zappa’s widow] Gail and three of their four children – Dweezil, 41, Ahmet, 36, and Diva, 31 – went to the unveiling of a statue in honour of Frank in Baltimore, where he was born. The city also declared it Frank Zappa Day. “There were 5,000 people in the street. It was amazing,” says Gail, and they are all still clearly very touched by it.

The Czech president, Vaclav Havel, even claimed that Zappa’s music was part of the inspiration for the anti-communist revolution in 1989, and briefly made him a special cultural ambassador.

Related:

Roundhouse
London Sinfonietta

(Source: Guardian)

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