Gail Zappa was born Adelaide Gail Sloatman January 1, 1945.
She grew up in California as a daughter of a father working in the defense industry.
Just like Frank Zappa’s and Jim Morrison’s father.
Frank joked that Gail had hit Jim Morrison on the head with a hammer in kindergarten.
Gail made a single with Kim Fowley in 1966.
That year she also worked at the Whisky a GoGo at Sunset Strip.
That’s where she met Frank Zappa. They married in 1967.
Frank, Moon Unit, Gail, Ahmet and Dweezil.
Christine Frka from the GTO’s was Dweezil’s and Moon Unit’s nanny.
Not the kind of music you expect with a song titled “Groupies”
But anyhow …
A German name for an Italian Band.
“Baustelle” sounds in Italian something like “Bow Stars”.
The song is from the album: “I mistici dell’Occidente” 2010.
So their album “Amen” 2008 was not to be the last.
In the early sixties she met John Phillips, who was in a band called
The Journeyman (singer was Scott McKenzie). The Journeyman often
played in the hungry i nightclub in North Beach, San Francisco.
John and Michelle married in 1962.
Michelle was expelled and rehired and the 1966 song I saw her again
is about that period.
Michelle appeared in film and TV-series and started dating
movie stars and even politicians. John Kerry.