Gail Zappa, American businesswoman, died at 70

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Adelaide Gail Zappa, born in January 1, 1945 and died on October 7, 2015, Gail was the wife of musician and composer Frank Zappa and the Trustee of the Zappa Family Trust.

They met in 1966 through mutual friend Bobby Jameson in Los Angeles, and they were married while Gail was pregnant with her first child, Moon Zappa.

Gail Sloatman was born in California, the daughter of a US Navy nuclear weapons researcher, and grew up in Hollywood where her childhood friends included Jim Morrison.

After spending some time with her family in England where her father was posted in 1959, Gail worked at the Office of Naval Research and Development, and then moved to New York, where she studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in the mid-1960s.

After returning to Los Angeles, she met Kim Fowley, and recorded with him as “Bunny and Bear”.

Gail made a very brief appearance with musician boyfriend Bobby Jameson in the documentary film Mondo Hollywood, filmed in 1966.

She met Vito Paulekas and Carl Franzoni, the leaders of what became known as the “freak scene” in Los Angeles, and by her own account became something of a groupie.

Gail Zappa passed away on October 7, 2015.