2011-08-19 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Hall Of Famers ZZ Top To Perform At Westbury 8/22

ZZ Top will perform at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, August 28, at 8 p.m.

In 1970, Bill Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard formed the world famous blues-rock band from Houston Texas, known as ZZ Top.

The band is known for their signature bearded look supported by their blues-rock style of music. The band gained national recognition after the release of their third album, Tres Hombres, featuring the hit single, “La Grange.” They dominated the rock ‘n’ roll landscape in the late ’70s and early ’80s, releasing albums, hit singles and touring. The albums Deguello and El Loco gave fans the hits “Cheap Sunglasses” and “Tube Snake Boogie,” respectively. Eliminator followed with “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs,“ and the hit “Sleeping Bag” arrived in 1985 on the Afterburner album.

By 1990 the band had sold 50 million records worldwide, but, they weren’t done yet.

The band released five more albums, including Rhythmen in 1996 about which Bill Gibbons went on record as saying, the album was “the first pure trio of our career.” After four decades, ZZ Top remains one of the very few rock and roll bands with its original members intact. In 2004, ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They have recorded 14 studio albums, released 42 singles, and several compilation albums. Most recently Double Down Live was released in 2009.

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