Tony Duran (musician)

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Tony Duran
Birth nameAnthony Phillip Duran
Born14 October 1945
Los Angeles, California, USA [1]
Died19 December 2011 (aged 66)
Bruceville, Texas, USA
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, vocals
Associated acts Frank Zappa, Ruben and the Jets

Anthony Phillip "Tony" Duran (14 October 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA − 19 December 2011, Bruceville, Texas, USA) was an American slide guitarist and singer. From 1972 he was member of Frank Zappa's backing band [2] and he was also member of Ruben and the Jets. [1] In 1963 he graduated in Garfield High School. [1]

Frank Zappa American musician

Frank Vincent Zappa was an American multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and bandleader. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his era.

Ruben and the Jets was an American, Los Angeles-based rock band, active between 1972 and 1974. Led by Ruben Guevara, band members included, Ruben and the Jets released two albums, the first of which was produced by Frank Zappa, whose band The Mothers of Invention had previously released an album titled Cruising with Ruben & the Jets, for which Guevera had named his band.

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Tony Duran died on December 19, 2011 at his home in Bruceville, Texas after a two year battle with prostate cancer. [3]

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Discography

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With Frank Zappa

<i>Waka/Jawaka</i> 1972 studio album by Frank Zappa

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With Ruben and the Jets

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Slide guitarist Tony Duran dies". Weirdomusic.com. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  2. "R.I.P. Tony Duran, ex Zappa guitarist". 2 February 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  3. "In Memory of Anthony (Tony) Duran". Grace Gardens Funeral Home. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
  4. http://www.allmusic.com/album/wakajawaka-r53146/credits