Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa

Highest Rated: 100% Larry Flynt for President (2021)

Lowest Rated: 57% 200 Motels (1971)

Birthday: Dec 21, 1940

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

As a singer, songwriter, rock guitarist, classical composter, recording producer and even occasional film director, Frank Zappa was as difficult to describe as his eclectic music was throughout his 30-year career. Zappa was without peer, a singular entity who branched out in countless directions, and in the process, became one of the most important and influential musical artists of the latter-20th century. With his most famous band, The Mothers of Invention, he blended rock, jazz, classical, doo-wop, R&B and avant-garde stylings with strange, sexually-tinged lyrics and absurd stage theatrics to create a wholly unique live experience, while in the studio producing outside-the-mainstream albums like Freak Out! (1966), We're Only in it for the Money (1968) and Uncle Meat (1969). Though he fared better in Europe, particularly Germany and Soviet Bloc states, Zappa's influence was felt everywhere, as he branched off into big band jazz fusion on The Grand Wazoo (1972), while producing more conceptual albums with Zoot Allures (1976) and Joe's Garage (1979). In later years, he shifted away from rock-oriented music toward his classical roots, while waging a battle with pancreatic cancer that he ultimately lost. With his death in 1993, Zappa left behind a legacy that influenced countless musicians and fans.

Highest rated movies

Larry Flynt for President
Derailroaded
200 Motels

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Larry Flynt for President Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily Original Music - 2014
No Score Yet 50% Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention: In the 1960s Unknown (Character) - 2009
82% 84% Derailroaded Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 100% Frank Zappa: Phase II - The Big Note Original Music - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music
- 1988
No Score Yet 83% The Amazing Mr. Bickford Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music
- 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Uncle Meat Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1987
No Score Yet 92% Does Humor Belong in Music? Director,
Writer,
Music
- 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Video From Hell Director,
Screenwriter,
Original Music
- 1985
No Score Yet 92% Baby Snakes Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music,
Film Editing
- 1979
57% 68% 200 Motels Member of Mothers of Invention (uncredited) (Character),
Director
- 1971
No Score Yet 60% The World's Greatest Sinner Original Music - 1962

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 82% The Ren & Stimpy Show The Pope (Guest Voice) 1992
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Music Performer,
Host
1976 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1971