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ZZ Top

ZZ Top is a rock band, most prominent in the middle 1980s, from Texas. The band members are Billy Gibbons (vocals and guitar, of Moving Sidewalks), Dusty Hill (guitar) and Frank Beard (drums).

As well as a distinctive guitar sound and hard-driving lyrics, the band is probably best known for its distinctive look. Gibbons and Hill are always pictured wearing sunglasses, trenchcoats and their trademark waist-length beards. (Frank Beard, interestingly, does not wear a beard.) In 1984, the Gillette company offered Gibbons and Hill $1 million apiece to shave their beards for a commercial, but they declined.

Their biggest hit was the 1983 album Eliminator, boosted to prominence by music videos for the tracks "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man".

Discography:

Singles:

  • "Cheap Sunglasses"
  • "La Grange"
  • "Nationwide"
  • "Tush"
  • "Velcro Fly"
  • also, the songs listed under "Music Videos" below

Music videos

  • "Gimme All Your Lovin'" (1983)
  • "Sharp Dressed Man" (1983)
  • "Legs" (1984)
  • "Sleeping Bag"
  • "Viva Las Vegas"



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