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Frank Zappa
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Birth Date:December 21, 1940
Astrology Sign:Capricron
Chinese Sign:Dragon - Yang
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Occupation:songwriter, composer, died of prostate cancer

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Frank Zappa

Biography:Frank Zappa (December 21, 1940 - December 4, 1993) was an American composer, guitarist, singer, film director, and satirist. In his 33-year musical career, Zappa proved to be one of the most prolific musician-composers of his era, releasing over 60 albums during his lifetime, almost all of which consisted of original compositions. He was also a renowned electric guitarist and a gifted producer-engineer who self-produced almost every recording he made after his 1966 debut.

His work spanned virtually every contemporary musical genre (including avant-garde, rock, doo-wop, jazz, jazz fusion, reggae, ska, electronic music, contemporary classical, blues, musique concrète, hard rock, big band, progressive rock, pop, proto-rap and world music), and was often noted for its blend of high art, rock opera, absurdity, scatological humor, and for its hilariously caustic social satire. He was also noted as a spotter of talent and his various groups included such musical luminaries as Adrian Belew, Lowell George, Jean-Luc Ponty, Ruth Underwood, George Duke, Vinnie Colaiuta, Mike Keneally and Steve Vai.

Zappa had a large and fiercely dedicated worldwide following throughout his varied career, throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and the Scandinavian countries, in particular. His early albums were a strong influence on other groups (including The Beatles) and his critically acclaimed work garnered brief mainstream success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with hit singles: "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow", "Dancing Fool" and "Valley Girl". Zappa, as demonstrated by his disparaging comments about the music business, never cared much for mainstream acclaim.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Y tu Mamá También (2002)

New Roman Times (2004)
The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life (1991)
Key Lime Pie (1989)
Camper Van Beethoven (1987)
Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch (1982)
Sheik Yerbouti (1979)
Chunga's Revenge (1970)
Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970)
Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970)
Uncle Meat (1969)
Hot Rats (1969)
We're Only in It for the Money (1968)
Cruising with Ruben & the Jets (1968)
Absolutely Free (1967)
Freak Out! (1966)

Chinese Horoscope for Frank Zappa
Includes characteristics and Vices
Frank Zappa's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 08, 1940 - January 26, 1941
Birthday: December 21, 1940

The Dragon is a Yang,
and is the Fifth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Health

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Frank Zappa's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: December 21, 1940

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Frank Zappa's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: December 21, 1940

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Frank Zappa's Growth Tarot Card The Emperor

Birthday: December 21, 2023

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.




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