bobby zappa

Frank Zappa's brother, Bobby, occasionaly played guitar with Frank and Don Van Vliet. One of these sessions can be found on Zappa's "The Lost Episodes":

1958 - 1959  'lost in a whirlpool'

Location: an empty classroom at Antelope Valley Jr. College in Lancester, California.

Frank Zappa: lead guitar
Bobby Zappa: rhythm guitar
Don Van Vliet: vocals


frank zappa: the lost episodes
   (1996, cd, usa, ryko)


Bobby and sister Candy Zappa were special guests at the 13th Zappanale festival in Bad Doberan, Germany, in 2002.

In 2015, CRZ Publications published "Frankie & Bobby, Growing Up Zappa", a book about Bob and (his three year older brother) Frank's childhood years.

2017 saw the release of the sequel: "The Rest Of Our Story".

frankie & bobby, growing up zappa

by bob zappa
    (2015, book, usa, crz publishing)

frankie & bobby, the rest of our story

by bob zappa
    (2017, book, uk, amazon)


frank zappa  / musicians timeline



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