The late but never conforming Frank Zappa was honored in his birthplace by a statue placed in front of a local library.
From the official Frank Zappa Website:
"The sculpture is a gift to the city of Baltimore orchestrated by three guys from Lithuania: Saulius Paukstys, Saulius Pilinkus and Arturas Baublys. It is a replica of the bust of Frank Zappa installed in Vilnius (pictured here), created by artist Konstantinas Bogdanas. The gift and location were approved by the Baltimore City Public Art Commission and sanctioned by the family.
"Legendary musician and composer Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore in 1940 and passed away in 1993, at home in Los Angeles. He is internationally recognized as one of the most innovative composers and musicians of the 20th century with a career spanning more than 30 years."
Frank Zappa composed many types of songs and controversial pieces of an alternative and uncompromising nature in the 1960's thru the 90's , and was a major influence on any number of mainstream musicians. His reputation in Europe was higher than in his native country. He also fought against music labeling warnings on albums, fearing it would lead to censorship.
In his later years, he also composed music directly for symphonies and choral groups.
More about the statue and all things Zappa here: http://www.zappa.com/whatsnew/