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Frank Zappa

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The Resume

    (December 21, 1940-December 4, 1993)
    Died at fifty-two of prostate cancer
    Formed Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
    Recorded 'Freak Out! (July 1966),' 'Absolutely Free (April 1967),' 'Lumpy Gravy (December 1967),' 'We're Only In It For The Money (February 1968),' 'Mothermania (April 1969),' 'Weasels Ripped My Flesh (August 1970),' 'Chunga's Revenge (23 October 1970),' 'Fillmore East - June 1971 (August 1971),' 'Over-Nite Sensation (7 September 1973),' 'Zappa In New York (13 March 1978),' 'Studio Tan (15 September 1978),' 'Orchestral Favorites (4 May 1979),' 'Tinseltown Rebellion (11 May 1981),' 'You Are What You Is (September 1981),' 'Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (May 1982),' 'The Man From Utopia (March 1983),' 'London Symphony Orchestra vol 1 (9 June 1983),' 'Does Humor Belong In Music? (27 January 1986),' 'Guitar (April 1988),' 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 1 (May 1988),' 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 2 (September 1988),' 'The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (April 1991),''Playground Psychotics (27 October 1992),' 'Strictly Commercial (August 1995),' 'The Lost Episodes (February 1996)' and 'Läther (September 1996)'

Why he might be annoying:

    He gave his kids weird names (Moon Unit, Diva, Dweezil and Ahmet.
    He was a heavy smoker.
    He divorced his first wife.
    He ticked off Jewish groups with his song, 'Jewish Princess.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    Asteroid Zappafrank was named in his honor (July 1994).
    He had a strong following in Communist countries.
    When he got married, in lieu of a ring he gave his wife a pen saying 'congratulations from Mayor Lindsay.'
    He wrote many creative instrumental and satirical lyrics.
    He spoke out against censorship.
    He hosted Saturday Night Live (which inspired him to create the song 'Conehead' from 'You Are What You Is.'
    He appeared as musical guest on SNL and ironically performed 'I'm The Slime'
    He was a huge Howard Stern fan and as he grew near death, he watched Stern's WWOR TV shows.
    He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1995).
    He was a workaholic hippy.
    Some information provided by Tony DuMont

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 152 Votes: 46.05% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 88 Votes: 44.32% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 57 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 34 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 25 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 29 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 84 Votes: 51.19% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 89 Votes: 56.18% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 224 Votes: 59.38% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 73 Votes: 35.62% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 116 Votes: 41.38% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 1103 Votes: 43.79% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 1005 Votes: 51.64% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 514 Votes: 42.80% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 987 Votes: 57.85% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1170 Votes: 43.59% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2789 Votes: 58.84% Annoying