“The turning point came when he took me and my friend out to dinner on my birthday. We were in this little place in New York and William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg were at the next table. Frank introduced us, ‘This is Malcolm, he’s a taxi driver. And this is Warren; he’s a guitar player...’ And I thought ‘Fuuck!’ Two weeks later, he asked me to play on his European tour.” – Warren Cuccurullo, 21 January 1994
The complete interview with Warren can be found in Andrew's book Frank Talk: The Inside Stories Of Zappa's Other People (Wymer UK, 2017).
A fredited version of this interview originally appeared in Issue 36 of T’Mershi Duween. Photo of Warren liberated from the Stanley Hope Collection.