Bob Stannard

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Frankie & Bobby: Growing up Zappas

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Frankie & Bobby: Growing up Zappas


“Frankie & Bobby: Growing Up Zappa,” is poignant and insightful perspective on the life of one of the twentieth century’s most provocative and intriguing musicians.  Written by Frank Zappa’s younger brother, Bobby, this new “coming of age” memoir provides readers with never before told stories about events that helped shape Frank’s political, social, intellectual and creative development.  The book begins with the brother’s time in Maryland from the late 1940’s until the summer of 1967 in New York City before Frank and the Mothers went on their first of many European tours. This fascinating account describes how the two brothers lived through, and handled, a series of events ranging from amusing to life threatening.  It is a must-read for anybody interested in Frank’s amazing life that only his closest confidant and brother, Bobby, can tell.



  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: CRZ Publishing, LLC (August 17, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 099647790X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0996477901
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