ZZ Topplayed their first show on Feb. 10, 1970. This is from their web site: “…

Written by on February 10, 2018


ZZ Topplayed their first show on Feb. 10, 1970.

This is from their web site:

“On this date in February 1970, ZZ Top played at a Knights of Columbus Hall on old U.S. 90, a gig booked by Beaumont radio personality Al Caldwell of KLVI, who would later also broadcast the band’s first recordings.

This would be the band’s first show together with their now-iconic lineup of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard installed. Gibbons started the band in late 1969 and the pieces soon came together.

Yes, “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas,” the baddest blues-rock trio ever to ooze from Houston, cooler than a polar bear’s toenails, began its life together at a meeting hall of U.S. 90 of all places.

Bassist Hill mentioned via email that he was missing a key piece of equipment for that show.

“I had to borrow a bass for that gig. I didn’t actually own one. It was the Knights of Columbus Hall and though I didn’t meet any knights or royalty, there were a lot of cool people who came out to hear us play,” Hill writes.

“And so it began…””

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Happy 48th Birthday to ZZ Top!!!




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