Caption: Still of Frank Zappa in 200 Motels (1971)
Soundtrack, Composer, Director
Born: December 21, 1940
Star sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Known for: Baby Snakes (1979), Does Humor Belong in Music? (1985), Uncle Meat (1987), 200 Motels (1971)
Of all the qualities that typified Frank Zappa, perhaps the most striking is that he was a paradox. A workaholic perfectionist rock star who eschewed the hippie culture of the 1960s, deploring its conformism, spurious ideals and drug use, Zappa was not only a brilliant rock guitarist but an orchestral composer, innovative filmmaker, music producer...