United States of America

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Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore, U.S., but later moved to Lancaster, near the Mojave Desert.

In his work Zappa was very critical of his home country, especially the American government, its foreign policy, organized religion, media, advertisement corporations and the consumer culture. This is one of the reasons why his music was far more popular in Europe.

Despite his criticisms Zappa didn't hate his country.


Track and album references to America

References to American institutions and brands

Composers and conductors

Blues singers

Doo-wop and R&B singers

Jazz Composers

Rock, Folk and Pop Artists


Comedians and TV Presenters

Politics, Religion and Business


Fictional characters



Bandmembers, Supporting Cast, Family Members and Other

Note: Most of the people listed here are or were Americans and therefore would be too numerous to list each one of them indvidually on this page. Occasionally some of them might be born in another country: