In 1960s Texas, a band called Moving Sidewalks was a big deal, playing psychedelia to groovy people in Houston, opening shows for The Doors and Jimi Hendrix.
They became a hard-rocking blues band called ZZ Top, with Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill. They started having hits in the early 70s, and they saw the 1980s coming, hitching to the top on the brand new MTV.
ZZ Top has been playing ever since, and will continue, despite the death of bass player Dusty Hill in July.
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