25 Years Ago Today Frank Zappa Dies of Cancer at 52 (Watch Live in Barcelona ’88)

25 years ago today (12/4/93) Frank Zappa died at age 52 from prostate cancer. Zappa had an unparalleled career as a musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker.  Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist and there still is a flow of archival material being released. The list of artists influenced by Zappa is endless as he laid the foundation for satire, humor in rock and was a proponent of free speech and non-commercialism – ensuring that music remains an art form that should not be influenced by business decisions. Watch Zappa perform in Barcelona in 1988 as part of his last ever tour….

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