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Frank Zappa have lived a eventful life He has been in numerous groups and produced 8 times as many records Frank was the one of 3 children Carl Candy Bobby born in Baltimore Maryland Frank was a curious child and learned about music at a young age At this moment Franks talent began to build He first started his interest in drums at the age of 12 Going to summer school in Monterey to learn orchestral percussion At the age of 13 he made his first song called Ionisation which consisted of nothing but drums and sirens During this time he started a collection of rb records The Ramblers was the first band that he joined he was the extra drummer that got fired from the group for playing so badly His next year he formed his own group called The Blackouts which was named after some members drinking Peppermint Schnapps and going wierd Carl his brother sold Frank his first guitar for 150 that he got from an auction From there Frank concentrated on guitar solo records so he bought lots of records like Howlin Wolf with Hubert Sumlin and Muddy Waters On June 13th 1958 Frank graduated from high school but the thing was that when he graduated he left with 20 units less than the rest of the students They let him graduate because the teachers said they didnt want to see him there next year His finished his first recording with Don Van Vliet friend from school called Lost in a Whirlpool Frank married Kay Sherman in 1959 the same year he wrote a score for the movie Run Home Slow A couple months after he got married he formed a garage band called Boogie Men and as fast as this band was created it ended The reason to them breaking up was that they werent making any money so he joined another group Joe Perrino and the Mellotones
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