The legendary American musician was born in Baltimore, however, gained more popularity in Europe. On the 19th of September, European fans of the late great musician brought his likeness back home as a bronze bust.
Hundreds of Zappa fans collaborated on a scorching afternoon and the officials from the city devoted the bust of the legendary rocker right outside an east Baltimore library. This bust made of bronze is a replica of one more of its kind. The other bust is in Vilnius, Lithuania. This city got it from the Zappa fans.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake declared that the spirit of Zappa was alive and doing well in the city of Baltimore. The Mayor then joined, Gail, Frank"s widow and three of his children to watch as a curtain was drawn back to disclose the bust. The bust is set atop a 12-foot high steel pole. Dweezil Zappa later took on the stage with Zappa Plays Zappa, his tribute band for some musical performance.
Zappa was an eccentric and a genius musician. In a career of more than 3 decades, Zappa wrote everything from rock, jazz and electronic to orchestral and musique concrète works. He is also the director of full length films as well as music videos. Frank had also created and designed several album covers.
He succumbed to prostate cancer in the year 1993 at the age of 52.