Nigey Lennon

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Nigey Lennon (July 1, 1954) is an American guitarist and writer.


Nigey Lennon had a personal and professional relationship with Frank Zappa during the early 1970s. As a seventeen year old she contributed to a handful of concerts in 1971. She also authored the book "Being Frank - My Time With Frank Zappa" (1995), which was updated in 2003.

She also contributed to the article Zappa, City paper, 94-1

In 2006 she, Ed Palermo, Candy Zappa and John Tabacco presented Zappa Sings Zappa, a two-hour show where she performed Zappa compositions on stage. Lennon and Tabacco also covered The Idiot Bastard Son on Andrew Greenaway's album "20 Extraordinary Renditions" (2007). Three years later she contributed a track to the tribute album 21 Burnt Weeny Sandwiches (2010), released on Cordelia Records.


Despite Lennon's detailed stories and claims in her book "Being Frank" none of Zappa's former band members recall her performing on stage. Lennon herself was unable to produce any specific dates and there are no known recordings or her playing. Yet her claims have not been conclusively proven or discredited.

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