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The need for rituals throughout dying and death transcends cultures, religions and time. It is an innately human response to aid making sense of this part of the life cycle by turning to both words and music – funerals, for instance, use both. As Frank Zappa was a verbally articulate and outspoken musical performer, the mediation of his dying and death offers a potent possibility to examine the perception of his musical legacy through his obituaries and coverage of his death. They yield more than data and statistics, offering a dual reflection: both how Zappa is held within the musical arena as well as a societal snapshot of views on death.
|Title of host publication||Frank Zappa & the And|
|Place of Publication||Farnham, UK|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Feb 2013|
|Name||Ashgate popular and folk music series|
Hearsum, P. (2013). Zappa and mortality: the mediation of Zappa’s death. In P. Carr (Ed.), Frank Zappa & the And (pp. 201-216). (Ashgate popular and folk music series). Ashgate. https://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=646&calcTitle=1&forthcoming=1&title_id=11166&edition_id=11511