“He told me that he had some girlfriend in California and had knocked her up. He asked me what he should do. I told him to get married. This was months after we had been living together and the first I heard of Gail’s existence.” – Essra Mohawk, 21 August 2011
The complete interview with Essra can be found in Andrew's book Frank Talk: The Inside Stories Of Zappa's Other People (Wymer UK, 2017).
Photo of Essra with Jimmy Carl Black taken by Jim Hinchliffe in Memphis in Y2K.