Co de Kloet
Co de Kloet (1959 ) is a Dutch journalist, writer, music producer, radio and TV documentary maker and radio presenter. He is often confused with another Co de Kloet who was a Dutch radio presenter too (1932), but contrary to De Kloet (1959) is active as a children's writer and politician.
As a great admirer of both Zappa and Captain Beefheart, Co de Kloet (1959) interviewed them a few times during his career.
De Kloet interviewed Zappa again on May 16, 1982. . In the autumn of 1990 De Kloet interviewed Zappa in his home studio. This interview was released that same year to celebrate Zappa's 50th birthday as The Supplement Tape. .
Co de Kloet was a special guest at the 22nd edition of the Zappanale festival and performed with Gary Lucas on August 19, 2011 and announced Ike Willis during the Project/Object set a day later. . In 2017 he wrote the foreword to Frankie & Bobby: The Rest of Our Story by Frank's brother, Bobby Zappa.
In 2020 De Kloet published Frank & Co, a collection of all his interviews with Zappa and former members of his band.