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New Frank Zappa book spotlights his Scandinavian exploits

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A new book about Frank Zappa's live exploits in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway is to be published by Nowegian publishers Absolutt Publishing. 

Frank Zappa - The Nordic Stories has been collated by Erland Bekkelund and key Frank Zappa collaborators Ole Lysgaard and Søren Gaden in Denmark, Matti Laipio in Finland and Cege Berglund in Sweden.

The book is a collection of stories, interviews and anecdotes from the Nordic countries accompanied by about 250 unpublished photos that range from Zappa's first tour of the region in 1967 to his last, in 1988. 

The collection was written by fans who met Zappa several times, some of whom became friends. Photos vary from professional shots to guerrilla images. Hardcore fans will find a lots of rarities, including set lists, ticket stubs, posters and much more. The entire Nordic region is represented, each with its own chapter.

Frank Zappa - The Nordic Stories is a 256-page coffee table book and is written in English.

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.