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Frank Zappa


Frank Zappa was an American musician and composer, known for his experimental music, satirical humour and fierce opposition to censorship.

An interesting anecdote about Frank Zappa is that in 1985 he was invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, which was holding a hearing on the impact of music on youth. The senators wanted to know more about the lyrics and music deemed “offensive” in rock, metal and rap music. Zappa took the opportunity to denounce censorship and hypocrisy in the music industry. He told the senators that freedom of expression was a fundamental right, and that musicians should have the right to create their art without being censored or monitored. He also criticised parents and conservative groups who sought to impose their narrow view of morality on everyone. When asked by US Senator Al Gore if the music industry should regulate itself to avoid censorship, Zappa replied: “I think the committee should abolish the music industry”. This answer shocked the senators, but it also underlined Zappa’s radical views on freedom of expression.

This hearing became famous in the history of rock music, and it reinforced Zappa’s position as one of the leading advocates of free speech in music.

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