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Subject: Nolan Porter, Singer- songwriter; Frank Zappa's brother- in- law

Dead at 71
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Date Posted: Saturday, February 13, 11:52:08am

b. Nolan Frederick Porter, 10th May 1949, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

d. 4th February 2021, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

The American singer and songwriter, Nolan Porter, has died. Nolan was 71.

He died at his home in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Nolan recorded two albums and six singles in the Seventies.

Nolan’s most famous song was ‘Keep On Keeping On’, which formed the template for the British group Joy Division’s song ‘Interzone’.

He released two studio albums, which were ‘No Apologies’ (in 1970) and ‘Nolan’ (in 1972.
Nolan was married to the artist, Frank Zappa's sister, Candy.

He had previously worked with Frank and his band, the Mothers Of Invention, on his 1970 debut album (released on Lizard Records).

His 1972 album ’Nolan’ was released on the ABC Records imprint.

At various times, Nolan worked in Los Angeles nightclubs as a musician and comedian.

He also toured in Spain and the United Kingdom.


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