John Cage

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John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912, Los Angeles, California – August 12, 1992, New York City)

FZ in Village Voice, 1968, in Sally Kempton's "Zappa and the Mothers: Ugly Can Be Beautiful":

"Stockhausen isn't really an influence. That is, I have some of his records but I don't play them much. Cage is a big influence. We've done a thing with voices, with talking, that is very like one of his pieces, except that of course in our piece the guys are talking about working in an airplane factory, or their cars."