Baltimore Dedicates Frank Zappa Bust

By BEN NUCKOLS
|  Sunday, Sep 19, 2010  |  Updated 4:00 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Celebrity Hookups: Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas

Beny Shlevich/flickr.com

The original Frank Zappa bust in Vilnius, Lithuania.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Baltimore is honoring one of its artistic native sons, Frank Zappa.

City officials were on hand Sunday to dedicate a bust of the eccentric musician. The bronze bust has been installed outside a library in east Baltimore.

Zappa was known for everything from novelty rock songs to elaborate classical compositions. He died in 1993.

The bust is a replica of one that stands in a public square in Vilnius, Lithuania, and was donated to the city by Zappa fans in that country. Zappa was born in Baltimore, but his music was more popular in Europe than in the United States.

His widow, Gail Zappa, said libraries were essential to her husband's musical education, and that's why she's happy with the placement of the bust.


Let's Go Around Town: Keep up with what's happening in the D.C. area anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Sign up for our e-mail newsletters and find out What You're Doing Tonight with texts delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text DCTONIGHT to 622339 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.) Don't forget our iPhone app!

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out