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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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April 9, 2009 Zappa's gift for music and controversy endures, thanks to the work of his friends, fans and family.

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September 21, 2010 Baltimore erects a bronze bust to hometown boy Frank Zappa.

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All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen, possibly singing with his parents, circa 1959.

June 5, 2012 On this edition of the show, we share listeners' memories of their parents' record collections.

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Gillian Welch

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Spoon

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

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M.I.A.

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Arcade Fire

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  • Album: Quaudiophiliac
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Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions

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