Zappa statue in Lithuania

A couple sitting beneath a statue of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004039" title="Frank Zappa" href="/topic/entertainment/music/frank-zappa-PECLB004039.topic">Frank Zappa</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011415" title="Vilnius (Lithuania)" href="/topic/international/lithuania/vilnius-%28lithuania%29-PLGEO100100602011415.topic">Vilnius</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000036" title="Lithuania" href="/topic/international/lithuania-PLGEO00000036.topic">Lithuania</a>. In 1995, a quirky band of Lithuanians managed to erect a bronze bust of eccentric rocker Frank Zappa in downtown Vilnius, the capital of the former Soviet republic. Zappa never visited Lithuania, but his music was popular there among the avant garde. A Lithuanian fan club erected a Zappa statue in the Lithuanian capital, and in 2007 donated a replica to Baltimore, the singer's birthplace. Baltimore officials decided that the statue will be erected outside a public library.

( Mindaugas Kulbis, Associated Press / May 7, 2008 )

A couple sitting beneath a statue of Frank Zappa in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 1995, a quirky band of Lithuanians managed to erect a bronze bust of eccentric rocker Frank Zappa in downtown Vilnius, the capital of the former Soviet republic. Zappa never visited Lithuania, but his music was popular there among the avant garde. A Lithuanian fan club erected a Zappa statue in the Lithuanian capital, and in 2007 donated a replica to Baltimore, the singer's birthplace. Baltimore officials decided that the statue will be erected outside a public library.

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