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ZZ Top began as a rough-and-ready blues-rock power trio from Texas that became a huge mid-'70s concert attraction. Their real commercial peak didn't come, however, until the '80s, when the "Little Ol' Band from Texas" became MTV superstars and sold multiple millions of albums.

ZZ Top was built around guitarist Billy Gibbons, whose career began with the popular Southwestern band Moving Sidewalks, whose "99th Floor" was a regional mid-60s hit. They opened one night for Jimi Hendrix, and he later mentioned Gibbons on The Tonight Show as one of Americas best young guitarists. After Moving Sidewalks broke up, Gibbons and manager/producer Bill Ham recruited Frank Beard and Dusty Hill from a Dallas band, American Blues.

Beginning with the release of First Album in 1970, ZZ Top has toured constantly, building a national following that has made all the bands albums gold or platinum. A year-long tour in 1976, the Worldwide Texas Tour, was one of the largest-grossing road trips in rock at the time. Onstage with the band were snakes, longhorn cattle, buffalo, cactus, and other Southwestern paraphernalia. The group sold over a million tickets. They didnt record for the next three years, until 1979s Deguello. Though ZZ Tops only major hit singles had been Tres Hombres La Grange (#41, 1973) and Fandango!s Tush (#20, 1975), their albums consistently made the Top 40.

With 1983s Eliminator, ZZ Top made a quantum leap from best-kept secret to massive stardom. Thanks to smartly directed video clips for such songs as Gimme All Your Lovin (#37, 1983), Sharp Dressed Man (#56, 1983), Legs (#8, 1983), and TV Dinners, Gibbons and Hill, with their long beards (ironically Frank Beard usually wore only a moustache), became MTV icons, as did the cherry red 1933 Ford coupe (restored by Gibbons) that gave the album its name, and which the band drove in the videos. Thanks to this exposure, a whole new audience began buying the bands albums, and Eliminator (#9, 1983) eventually sold some 10 million copies, remaining on the chart for over three and a half years. Legs introduced a pulsating synthesizer beat into ZZ Tops crunching blues-rock riffs.

The trend continued with Afterburner (#4, 1985), which contained such video hits as Rough Boy (#22, 1985), Sleeping Bag (#8, 1985), Velcro Fly (#35, 1986), and Stages (#21, 1986). The album sold over 3 million copies. After another long world tour, ZZ Top - which had long been based in Houston - announced that, through NASA, it had booked passage as the first lounge band on the space shuttle (though the band has yet to actually fly a mission).

At the peak of its success, ZZ Top still remembered its roots, and launched a fundraising drive to erect a Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi. At a special ceremony the band unveiled the Muddywood guitar, made from a beam taken from the sharecroppers shack in which blues giant Muddy Waters had been raised, and which Gibbons donated to the museum.

ZZ Top appeared to have finally tapped out the motherlode with Recycler (#6, 1990), which sold a relatively disappointing 1 million units, and yielded only minor hits in Doubleback (#50, 1990) and Give It Up (#79, 1990). After Warner Bros. released Greatest Hits, ZZ Top left the label and signed a $30 million deal with RCA. The bands first album for the new label, Antenna, was named in tribute to rock radio - especially the Mexican border stations of the 50s and 60s that influenced the band. The album entered the chart at #14 but dropped rapidly and failed to yield a hit single. Still, Antenna went platinum, proving the band still had a considerable fan base.

But while ZZ Top remains a popular touring attraction, its late-90s albums have fared poorly on the chart. Rhythmeen (#29, 1996) did well enough, but XXX (#100, 1999), a mix of live and studio recordings, had dropped out of the Billboard Top 200 three months after its release. The band performed at President George W. Bushs inaugural ceremonies in January 2001.

Members:
-Billy Gibbons.
-Dusty Hill.
-Frank Beard.

Discography

ZZ Top's First Album (1970)
Rio Grande Mud (1972)
Tres Hombres (1973)
Fandango! (1975)
Tejas (1976)
Degello (1979)
El Loco (1981)
Eliminator (1983)
Afterburner (1985)
Recycler (1990)
Antenna (1994)
Rhythmeen (1996)
XXX (1999)
Mescalero (2003)

Compilations

The Best of ZZ Top (1977)
The ZZ Top Six Pack (1985)
ZZ Top's Greatest Hits (1992)
One Foot in the Blues (1994)
Chrome, Smoke & BBQ (2003)
Rancho Texicano (2004)
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