Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Frank Zappa 1940-1993

Michael Gray, Daily Mail, 7 December 1993

FRANK ZAPPA, who has died of cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 52, might well be seen as the last wild man of rock, were it not that on the one hand Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard are still alive, and on the other that Frank Vincent Zappa, born December 21, 1940, was a composer and musician whose work ranged far wider than "rock" suggests.

Total word count of piece: 974