ZZ Top

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Theme Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock blues rock rock southern rock hard rock blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Formed in Houston, Texas, USA, in 1970, ZZ Top evolved out of the city’s psychedelic scene and consist of Billy Gibbons (16 December 1949, Houston, Texas, USA; guitar/vocals, ex-Moving Sidewalks), Dusty Hill (b. Joe Hill, 19 May 1949, Dallas, Texas, USA; bass/vocals) and Frank Beard (b. 11 June 1949, Frankston, Texas, USA; drums), the last two both ex-American Blues. ZZ Top’s original line-up - Gibbons, Lanier Greig (bass) and Dan Mitchell (drums) - was also the final version of the Moving Sidewalks. This initial trio completed ZZ Top’s debut single, ‘Salt Lick’, before Greig was fired. He was replaced by Bill Ethridge. Mitchell was then replaced by Frank Beard while Dusty Hill subsequently joined in place of Ethridge. Initially ZZ Top joined a growing swell of southern boogie bands and started a constant round of touring, building up a strong following. Their debut album, while betraying a healthy interest in blues, was firmly within this...

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