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[[George Duke]] (born January 12, 1946, San Rafael, CA, died August 5 2013, aged 67) was an American pianist, synthesizer and keyboard player and singer. He began playing with [[Jean-Luc Ponty]] in 1969.
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[[George Duke]] (born January 12, 1946, San Rafael, CA, died August 5, 2013) was an American pianist, synthesizer and keyboard player and singer. He began playing with [[Jean-Luc Ponty]] in 1969.
  
 
Duke was a prominent member of Zappa's band during the 1970s. He claimed that Zappa freed him from his snobbish and serious attitude towards music.   
 
Duke was a prominent member of Zappa's band during the 1970s. He claimed that Zappa freed him from his snobbish and serious attitude towards music.   
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George Duke was mentioned and thanked in the liner notes of ''[[The MOFO Project/Object]]'' (2006) album. <ref>http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/notes/The_MOFO_Project_Object.html#Contributors</ref>
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He passed away in 2013 at age 67.
  
 
==Duke's collaborations with Zappa==
 
==Duke's collaborations with Zappa==
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With [[Jean-Luc Ponty]]:
 
With [[Jean-Luc Ponty]]:
 
*[[King Kong (The Album)|King Kong]]
 
*[[King Kong (The Album)|King Kong]]
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==Sources==
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==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 20:52, 18 August 2019

George Duke (born January 12, 1946, San Rafael, CA, died August 5, 2013) was an American pianist, synthesizer and keyboard player and singer. He began playing with Jean-Luc Ponty in 1969.

Duke was a prominent member of Zappa's band during the 1970s. He claimed that Zappa freed him from his snobbish and serious attitude towards music.

George Duke was mentioned and thanked in the liner notes of The MOFO Project/Object (2006) album. [1]

He passed away in 2013 at age 67.

Duke's collaborations with Zappa

He can be seen in the Zappa movies:

His own albums with Zappa connections:

With Jean-Luc Ponty:

Sources

  1. http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/notes/The_MOFO_Project_Object.html#Contributors

See also