Did You Know: ZZ Top

Music With Friends
May 10, 2017

Music With Friends (Charlotte) is proud to announce that our next show of 2017 will be on Tuesday, October 17th with the legendary and soulful Texas trio, ZZ Top aka "That Little Ol' Band from Texas!"

Did you know that ZZ Top debuted ZZ Top's First Album in 1969 in Houston, Texas and since then, have remained as the "longest running major rock band with its original personnel intact?" That's 48 years and counting of rock, blues and boogie on the road and in the studio.

In 1973, ZZ Top released their third album Tres Hombres and because of its strong blues roots, it catapulted the bearded trio into the eyes of the nation.  "La Grange," a three minute and forty-eight second song in this album continues to be their signature piece today.

After 34 years of "boogie, beards, cars and girls," ZZ Top took a nine-year break before the debut of their 2012 album LA FUTURA, home to their widely lauded song called "I Gotsta Get Paid," that has eventually became a video and in-concert sensation.

It should come to no surprise that in 2004, the original band members Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Did you miss the segment on Chris Stapleton and Kevin Bacon and how they rewrote ZZ Top's 'Legs' on the Jimmy Fallon late night show? Comical and entertaining doesn't even begin to describe it. See the the video here.

Find out more about this legendary band on their website: http://www.zztop.com/