Born: December 21, 1940
Died: December 4, 1993
Occupation: Musician, conductor, producer
Biography: Frank Vincent Zappa was an American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, recording engineer, record producer and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers.