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Detlef Tewes played Mandolin for the Ensemble Modern

Detlef Tewes played Mandolin for the Ensemble Modern

Frank Zappa with the Strat Jimi Hendrix burned onstage at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival.

Some of Zappa's music was Progressive Rock. Frank Zappa with the Strat Jimi Hendrix burned onstage at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival.

Frank Zappa — Arguably the ultimate mustachioed rock star to ever walk the planet.  –Photo by Jerry Schatzberg, New York City, 1967

BRING BACK THE ‘STACHE.

Frank Zappa Quote: Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible

Ringo playing Frank Zappa’s doppelganger in Zappa’s film 200 Motels.

Ringo Starr playing Frank Zappa’s doppelganger in Zappa’s film Motels'.

Inside the strange but true music scene on Laurel Canyon during the hippie era

Despite an incredible musical vocabulary, he almost always found a way to interject humor into his songs--or at least his titles.

Frank Zappa playing the bicycle on Steve Allen Show, 1963

Frank Zappa and Steve Allen playing the musical bicycle on The Steve Allen Show.

Zappa made some modifications to a red Fender Stratocaster burned by Jimi Hendrix: Zappa put new pickups and a Performmance neck with the Gibson SG measures. This guitar was very feedbacky, so Zappa didn´t play it very often; but he used it several times in the studio. You can hear this guitar in the "Drowning Witch" and "Zoot Allures" solos.

Frank Zappa made some modifications to a red Fender Stratocaster burned by Jimi Hendrix: Zappa put new pickups and a Performance neck with Gibson SG specs

Frank Zappa with his daughtr Moon Unit, Laurel Canyon, 1968. (Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images/Rolling Stone)

Rock & Roll Dads

Rock Roll Dads Pictures - Frank Zappa and daughter Moon Unit, 1968

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