With new bassist, ZZ Top delivers its bearded boogie in Wayzata
Bass man Dusty Hill had the beard, shades and hat that visually defined ZZ Top. After he died on July 28, there was no question that the little ol' blues band from Texas — which had never had a personnel change in 52 years — would continue. That's what Hill wanted. And that's what the trio has done. With longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis stepping out on bass, ZZ Top still has three ...news.yahoo.com
The show goes on for ZZ Top: Elwood Francis fills in for Dusty Hill during concert following bassist’s death
ZZ Top resumed their tour last Friday, playing their first concert following the <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/07/28/zz-top-icon-dusty-hill-has-died-at-the-age-of-72-band-says/" target="_blank">death of longtime bassist Dusty Hill</a>.
Doc Celebrates 50 Years of Houston's Own ZZ Top
ZZ Top: That Little Ol Band From Texas125 mins./DVD + Blu-Ray$29.98Eagle Rock EntertainmentLast year, the three members of ZZ Top singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons, singer/bassist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard celebrated 50 years together, the longest of any major rock band without any lineup change. King and Z.Z. After considering dubbing the group ZZ King, he noticed that the revered bluesmans name was at the top of a concert hand bill. Thus, ZZ Top was born though briefly with two other players before Hill and Beard joined. While their early music was blues-based, they werent a blues band by any means.houstonpress.com