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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:20 am 
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Zappa´s trademarks are his big mustache and goatee. What do you have to say about them?  Has his facial hair changed over the years. I´ve noticed that his goatee has been in various sizes. :o

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:48 am 
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<br>[quote author=MrBickford link=board=rant&num=1035663634&start=0#1 date=10/26/02 at 12:31:36]<br>The goatee your referring to is not "really" a goatee but something called an "imperial", it's not a goatee because it wasn't extending from the edge of his chin like a goat does it's under his lower lip and trimmed in such a way.......anyway, i'm being extremely anal rententive here, it's was really cool cuz it was nice and thick, it matched him perfectly...O, and the reason why he grew it is because he thought it would look cool on some blues musician he admired, i can't remember the name of the blues musician sorry BUT i'm sure someone else here might know it <br>[/quote]<br><br>you´re right, but in one interview the interviewer called his beard "a goatee" . <br>

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 2:13 am 
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I love Frank's ''facial look'', especially in the 1960's, when he also had very long hair over his shoulders.<br>Like the picture in the Hot Rats booklet....no one looked quite like him, especially not in those days.

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<br>[quote author=five-five-FIVE link=board=rant&num=1035663634&start=0#4 date=10/30/02 at 07:31:23]<br>Back in the 80's, the guy who introduced me to Zappa music told me this anecdote:<br><br>Someone (I forgot who) bet Frank that he would never shave his moustache.  Frank showed up at the next concert without the moustache, just with the imperial.<br><br>I never heard mention of this anywhere else, so I wonder if it is true...<br>[/quote]<br> I´d really like to see a picture of Zappa without his facial hair. Of course i´ve seen pictures when he was young, but they don´t count. :)

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[quote author=Suomalainen link=board=rant&num=1035663634&start=0#5 date=10/30/02 at 09:47:25]<br>I´d really like to see a picture of Zappa without his facial hair. Of course i´ve seen pictures when he was young, but they don´t count. :)<br>[/quote]<br><br>I heard someone say that Frank shaved it all off in the 80's once, and his family was so horrified that he grew it back right away.  Wonder if it's true.


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I've Heard the Great Matt Groening Saying that the Goatee is actually called an "Imperial", and he says that FZ's facial hair configuration is one of the 20th Century's Great Icons!!!

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[quote author=MrBickford link=board=rant;num=1035663634;start=0#1 date=10/26/02 at 12:31:36]The goatee your referring to is not "really" a goatee but something called an "imperial", it's not a goatee because it wasn't extending from the edge of his chin like a goat does it's under his lower lip and trimmed in such a way.......anyway, i'm being extremely anal rententive here, it's was really cool cuz it was nice and thick, it matched him perfectly...O, and the reason why he grew it is because he thought it would look cool on some blues musician he admired, i can't remember the name of the blues musician sorry BUT i'm sure someone else here might know it [/quote]<br>Frank was inspired to grow his "imperial" by Johnny Otis the R&B bandleader. <br>


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<br><br><br>Just before he died, he grew a full beard.

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[quote author=Do-Do Mite link=board=rant;num=1035663634;start=0#12 date=05/18/03 at 23:45:38]<br><br><br>Just before he died, he grew a full beard.[/quote]<br><br>Image


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Suomalainen wrote:
Zappa´s trademarks are his big mustache and goatee. What do you have to say about them?  Has his facial hair changed over the years. I´ve noticed that his goatee has been in various sizes. :o

Thinkin' about this for a tat, and or the barking pumpkin logo

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