Personalities | ZZ Top | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1969–present)

A visually distinctive Texan trio comprising Billy Gibbons (vocals, guitar), Dusty Hill (bass, vocals) and Frank Beard (drums), ZZ Top honed their southern boogie through constant gigging. Supporting The Rolling Stones brought them to a wider audience and the third album Tres Hombres (1973) was the band’s commercial breakthrough. They went on to experience million-selling success with 1983’s Eliminator and the singles ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’’, ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ and ‘Legs’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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