Is he some kind of folk legend in Eastern Europe, or what? And if so, why, exactly?I have visited the memorial to Frank Zappa in Vilnius, Lithuania.
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As to the appearance of his image on a door-knob, the point is that he had an image with the hair, beard and moustache he is identifiable in silhouette, which most people are not.
When I lived in Sweden I was surprised by the large proportion of serious music fans who were 'into' Zappa's work. They seemed to be concentrated in the Nordic region and central / eastern Europe (still part of the Soviet bloc at the time). It was never clear to me which aspect of Zappa made him so relatively popular there - the intricate experimental music, the comedy / satire, or Frank the uncompromising iconoclast.I think he was very popular during the Iron Curtain years. Some of the countries in the Eastern block was very liberal with Western pop music.
Dont forget his other kids, Diva and Ahmet, Moons kid has a weird name, Mathilda Plum Doucette, as does Ahmets daughter, Halo Violetta Zappa and Dweezils, Ceylon Indira Zappa, must run in the family.The main thing I know Moon Unit from is being the celebrity crush of Spud in the book Trainspotting. Can't recall if she is mentioned in the film. Oh, and I think she's the infamous "Valley Girl" too.