Ambassador Zappa, I Presume

You may have known that the late Vaclav Havel was a lifelong fan of Frank Zappa. It’s perhaps not coincidental that the house-band of Havel’s Velvet Revolution, Prague’s own Plastic People of the Universe, took their name from a Frank Zappa song.  (This is a good item, by the way, in today’s Rolling Stone on the connections between Havel, Zappa and the Plastic People).
I spoke today with Paul Wilson, who translated many of Havel’s writings from Czech into English. I asked him to fill me in on one thing he knew about Havel’s relationship with Zappa.


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