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[[Image:Paulineandfrank.jpg|frame|Pauline Butcher & FZ]]
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[[Image:Paulineandfrank.jpg||400px||right|Pauline Butcher & FZ, backstage in Anaheim, 1968.]]
  
Pauline Butcher (Bird)
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'''Pauline Butcher''' (after her marriage ''"Pauline Bird"'') is a British woman who was Zappa's secretary from 1968 to 1972. She was hired during [[The Mothers]] first European tour to translate the lyrics from [[Absolutely Free]]. Her naivety in the music world (such as asking [[Eric Clapton]] what instrument he played.) appealed to FZ and he asked her to work as his secretary. She moved out to [[The Log Cabin]] where, amongst her many duties, she ran the [[United Mutations]] fan club.
  
Secretary to FZ 1968-1972
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Butcher also had a brief affair with [[Cal Schenkel]]. She can be seen on the album cover of [[We're Only In It For The Money]]. <ref>http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/notes/We%27re_Only_In_It_For_The_Money_Cover.html</ref>
  
During [[The Mothers]] first European tour she was hired to translate the lyrics from [[Absolutely Free]].  Her naivety in the music world (such as asking [[Eric Clapton]] what instrument he played.) appealled to FZ and he asked her to work as his secretary.  She moved out to the log cabin where, amongst her many duties, she ran the [[United Mutations]] fan club.
 
  
 
Ill health forced her return to England in 1972. She has since worked as a teacher and a writer for theatre and radio.
 
Ill health forced her return to England in 1972. She has since worked as a teacher and a writer for theatre and radio.
  
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On September 5, 2011 she released her autobiography, ''[[Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa]]''.
  
FZ in [[The Real Frank Zappa Book]]: "''The residents at that time included my wife, Gail; my secretary, [[Pauline Butcher]]; our road manager, [[Dick Barber]]; [[Pamela Zarubica]]; [[Ian Underwood]]; [[Motorhead Sherwood]]; and a girl named [[Christine Frka]] - the woman on the cover of the [[Hot Rats]] album crawling out of the crypt.''"
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==Relating books, articles==
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[[File:Pauline_Butcher_Money.jpg|200px|thumb|left|Pauline Butcher on the album cover of "We're Only In It For The Money".]]
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*FZ in [[The Real Frank Zappa Book]]: "''The residents at that time included my wife, Gail; my secretary, [[Pauline Butcher]]; our road manager, [[Dick Barber]]; [[Pamela Zarubica]]; [[Ian Underwood]]; [[Motorhead Sherwood]]; and a girl named [[Christine Frka]] - the woman on the cover of the [[Hot Rats]] album crawling out of the crypt.''"
  
Mentioned in [[My Brother Is an Italian Mother]] ([[Jazz & Pop]], 1968, [[Bobby Zappa|C. R. Zappa]]).
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* She is mentioned in [[My Brother Is an Italian Mother]] ([[Jazz & Pop]], 1968, [[Bobby Zappa|C. R. Zappa]]).
  
[[Category:Supporting Cast]]
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* A 2005 interview [http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/content/articles/2005/03/28/me_and_frank_feature.shtml Me and Frank] - Pauline Bird remembers her time with "musical mystery Frank Zappa in the 1960s". - article on '''bbc.co.uk'''.
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[[Category:Secretaries]]
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* A 2011 interview http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/oct/03/frank-zappa-women
[[Category:We're Only In It For the Money (The List)]]
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[[Category:The Real Frank Zappa Book (The List)]]
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* Another 2011 interview http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/8799995/Pauline-Butcher-remembers-life-as-Frank-Zappas-personal-assistant.html
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[[Category:Supporting Cast|Butcher, Pauline]]
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[[Category:Zappa Household|Butcher, Pauline]]
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[[Category:Secretaries|Butcher, Pauline]]
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[[Category:Writers|Butcher, Pauline]]
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[[Category:Teachers|Butcher, Pauline]]
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[[Category:We're Only In It For the Money (The List)|Butcher, Pauline]]
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[[Category:The Real Frank Zappa Book (The List)|Butcher, Pauline]]

Latest revision as of 02:34, 26 August 2014

Pauline Butcher & FZ, backstage in Anaheim, 1968.

Pauline Butcher (after her marriage "Pauline Bird") is a British woman who was Zappa's secretary from 1968 to 1972. She was hired during The Mothers first European tour to translate the lyrics from Absolutely Free. Her naivety in the music world (such as asking Eric Clapton what instrument he played.) appealed to FZ and he asked her to work as his secretary. She moved out to The Log Cabin where, amongst her many duties, she ran the United Mutations fan club.

Butcher also had a brief affair with Cal Schenkel. She can be seen on the album cover of We're Only In It For The Money. [1]


Ill health forced her return to England in 1972. She has since worked as a teacher and a writer for theatre and radio.

On September 5, 2011 she released her autobiography, Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa.

Relating books, articles

Pauline Butcher on the album cover of "We're Only In It For The Money".
  • A 2005 interview Me and Frank - Pauline Bird remembers her time with "musical mystery Frank Zappa in the 1960s". - article on bbc.co.uk.

Notes

  1. http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/notes/We%27re_Only_In_It_For_The_Money_Cover.html