BALTIMORE , Md. - Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore, but the antiestablishment rocker and composer enjoyed more popularity in Europe than in the United States.
On Sunday, some of his dedicated European fans brought Zappa back to his hometown.
Several hundred Zappa fans gathered on a sweltering September afternoon as city officials dedicated a bronze bust of the mustachioed, ponytailed rocker outside a library in east Baltimore.
The bust is a replica of a piece that stands in a public square in Vilnius, Lithuania, and was donated to the city by Zappa enthusiasts in that small Baltic nation.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says "the spirit of Frank Zappa is alive and well in Baltimore."
The mayor joined Zappa's widow and children in watching as a curtain was drawn to reveal the bust.
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