The Rock Family Affair
from Life Magazine
Sept. 24, 1971
THE ROCK FAMILY AFFAIR
Francis Zappa worked hard as a college history teacher, a government meteorologist and a mathematician to secure his family's place in the middle class. He is now retired and seems to eagerly identify with his son's success. When asked to be photographed with Frank, the senior Zappas chose his Los Angeles living room instead of his own. "I played guitar ," his father explains, "and I think that inclined Frank to music. I had hoped he would follow something like what I had done , but later I realized that this was not his bag."
"My father has ambitions to be an actor," Frank confides. "He secretly wants to be on TV."
Mrs. Rosemarie Zappa has an offhand approach to her famous son. "The thing that makes me mad about Frank," she says, "is that his hair is curlier than mine – and blacker."
Grace Slick,David Crosby and Joe Cocker.