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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa

American musician
The creator of radical rock during the '60s who later pursued even more adventurous avenues, ranging from jazz-rock to classical composition.
BornDecember 21, 1940
HometownBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Net worth$1 million
Height6'0" (1.83m)
SpouseKay Sherman, Gail Zappa
ChildrenDweezil Zappa, Moon Zappa, Ahmet Zappa, Diva Zappa
ParentsFrancis Zappa, Rose Marie Colimore
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‘What the hell is this dude doing playing acid jazz?’: How the 1990s Cork music scene helped make Cillian Murphy an Oscar-winning star

  • IN FOCUS: Decades before he became an Oscar winner for his performance in ‘Oppenheimer’, the Irish actor was one of a group of ‘goofy teenagers’ trying to make it as rock stars. Ed Power speaks to friends and peers who knew the star when he was trying to get his band – named Sons of Mr Green Genes – off the ground

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Cillian Murphy didn't feel 'good enough' to pursue music career

In an interview with NME published on Thursday, the Oppenheimer star opened up about his love for Frank Zappa and The Beatles while growing up, which led him to form a band called The Sons of Mr Green Genes with his brother, Páidi, when he was 19. The 47-year-old actor told the publication his band made experimental songs filled with "wacky lyrics and endless guitar solos" and were eventually offered a five-album deal by the London-based label Acid Jazz, which they turned down.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Frank Zappa - Freak Jazz, Movie Madness & Another Mothers
Frank Zappa - Freak Jazz, Movie Madness & Another Mothers
2023
Baby Snakes
Baby Snakes
R
2h 46min
1979

Albums

Road Tapes, Venue #1
Road Tapes, Venue #1
2012
Torture Never Stops
Torture Never Stops
2008
Joe's Xmasage
Joe's Xmasage
2006
Playground Psychotics
Playground Psychotics
1992
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3
1989
Guitar
Guitar
1988
Francesco Zappa
Francesco Zappa
1984
Thing-Fish
Thing-Fish
1984
Them or Us
Them or Us
1984
Man from Utopia
Man from Utopia
1983
Baby Snakes
Baby Snakes
1983
Dub Room Special!
Dub Room Special!
1982
Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
1982
Apostrophe (')
Apostrophe (')
1974
Over-Nite Sensation
Over-Nite Sensation
1973
Grand Wazoo
Grand Wazoo
1973
Just Another Band from L.A.
Just Another Band from L.A.
1972
200 Motels [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
200 Motels [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1971
Fillmore East: June 1971
Fillmore East: June 1971
1971
Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Burnt Weeny Sandwich
1970
We're Only in It for the Money
We're Only in It for the Money
1968
Dance Me This
Dance Me This
2015
Providence College, Rhode Island, April 26, 1975
Providence College, Rhode Island, April 26, 1975
2014
Joe's Camouflage
Joe's Camouflage
2014
Road Tapes, Venue #2: Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, August 23 & 24, 1973
Road Tapes, Venue #2: Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, August 23 & 24, 1973
2013
Roxy by Proxy
Roxy by Proxy
2013

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