Being Frank: My Time with Frank Zappa

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Lionel Rolfe, 2003 - Music - 268 pages
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Since his untimely death in 1993, the legend of iconoclastic musician Frank Zappa has continued to grow. The decade following his passing has seen the publication of a number of books, both sacred and profane, which examine his life and work, but the best, and only, up-close-and-personal account of the man and his music remains the original, Being Fank. Musician/ author Lennon maintained a personal and professional relationship with Zappa during the period which is generally agreed to have been his greatest, and she invests her recollections with nusical and emotional insight.
 

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Lennon, a longtime friend and colleague of the late iconoclast rocker, offered this personal memoir in 1995. For this edition, she has updated their story as well as added a new introduction by ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Meet Mr Honker
7
The Short Hello
23
The Unbearable Lightness of Berkeley
31
Ride My Face to Seattle
39
For This I Learned to Play Stravinsky??
43
Positively 57th Street
65
My Continuing Education
83
The Young Persons Guide to Explosives
93
HomeHome and Deranged
99
Statement of Earnings
115
No Commercial Potential
127
Use a TypewriterGo to Prison
139
GoodnightBoys Girls
143
Discography
149
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A veteran observer of political and cultutal history, Lionel Rolfe has written numerous books including the groundbreaking "Literary L.A.," which has seen numerous editions. He is currently collaborating on a dramatic adaptation of "Bread and Hyacinths," as well as appearing as host and narrator in the forthcoming video documentary "Literary L.A." He lives in Los Angeles.

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