Frank Zappa Bio Details

Full name

Francis Vincent Zappa





Date of birth

21 Dec 1940

Birth place

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Date of death:

4 Dec 1993

Place of death

Los Angeles, California, USA

Cause of death

Prostate Cancer




Record Label Owner

Music Producer

Film Director

Charged with conspiracy to commit pornography by the San Bernardino Vice Squad after an undercover policeman requested some sex tapes. Frank delivered tapes of faked grunting, and served 10 days in prison 

During a concert in Switzerland the venue went up in flames. The event was memorialised by Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water'
Advocate of free speech, he testified before a US Senate subcommittee in 1985 against the Parents Music Resource Centre (music organisation founded by Al Gore's wife, Tipper). They were addressing the issue of song lyrics with sexual or satanic content which Frank stated would infringe on peoples civil liberties.

Grammy Awards

1988 - Best Rock Instrumental - Jazz From Hell
1996 - Best Recording Package - Civilization Phaze II
1997 - Lifetime Achievement Award

Frank Zappa

American Musician
Frank Zappa

Relationship History

Gail Zappa


4 children together


Frank Zappa Children

Moon Unit Zappa


Moon Unit Zappa

with Gail Zappa

Dweezil Zappa


Dweezil Zappa

with Gail Zappa

Musician and son of Frank Zappa

Ahmet Zappa


Ahmet Zappa

with Gail Zappa

Frank Zappa's Son

Diva Muffin Zappa


Diva Muffin Zappa

with Gail Zappa

Frank Zappa Family

Frank Zappa's parents:

Frank Zappa's father is Francis Zappa Frank Zappa's mother is Rose Zappa

Frank Zappa's children:

Frank Zappa's son is Dweezil Zappa Frank Zappa's son is Ahmet Zappa Frank Zappa's daughter is Moon Unit Zappa Frank Zappa's daughter is Diva Muffin Zappa

Frank Zappa's current partners:

Frank Zappa's wife was Gail Zappa

Frank Zappa's grandchildren:

Frank Zappa's granddaughter is Halo Zappa

Frank Zappa's in laws:

Frank Zappa's son in law is Paul Doucette Frank Zappa's daughter in law is Shana Zappa

Frank Zappa's former in laws:

Frank Zappa's former daughter in law is Selma Blair

Frank Zappa FameChain Links

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees


Other people in this association:

Mick Jagger 1998

Paul McCartney 1988

Michael Jackson 1997


Grammy Award Winners 1988 - The 30th


Other people in this association:

Robin Williams 1988

George Michael 1988

Paul Simon 1988


Grammy Award Winners 1996 - The 38th


Other people in this association:

Frank Sinatra 1996

Michael Jackson 1996

Stevie Wonder 1996


Grammy Award Winners 1997 - The 39th


Other people in this association:

Paul McCartney 1997

George Harrison 1997

Ringo Starr 1997