Frank Beard, drummer
ZZ Top

Frank Beard

June 11, 1949, Frankston, TX

Despite his name, Beard is the only member of ZZ Top who does not wear a beard. He wears only a mustache, although he did go through a phase in the 1990s where he wore a tidy beard. ~ Wikipedia: Frank Beard ~ retrieved June 11, 2013 © Wikipedia

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June 11, 1960 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Jimmy Jones, Good Timin' ~ #2 (2) Elvis Presley with the Jordanaires, Stuck On You ~ #1 (1) the Everly Brothers, Cathy's Clown


ZZ Top

ZZ Top began as a rough-and-ready blues-rock power trio from Texas that became a huge mid-1970s concert attraction. Their real commercial peak didn't come, however, until the 1980s, when the ‘Little Ol' Band from Texas’ became MTV superstars and sold multiple millions of albums. ~ Rolling Stone: ZZ Top ~ retrieved January 30, 2014 © Rolling Stone

ZZ Top ~ Inducted in the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ ZZ Top plays red-hot Texas boogie and blues, and no one does it better - or has done it longer - than this “little ol’ band from Texas. ~ 2004 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

In 2012 five ZZ Top albums were included on the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #374 Eliminator (1983) ~ #316 First Album (1971) ~ #242 Rio Grande Mud (1972) ~ #166 Fandango (1975) ~ #32 Tres Hombres (1973)

ZZ Top ~ Tres Hombres (1973) ~ Ranked #490 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ A decade before the Texas blues trio became MTV stars, ZZ Top got their first taste of national fame with this disc, which features one of their biggest hits, the John Lee Hooker-style boogie La Grange, as well as the boozy rocker Jesus Just Left Chicago and the concert anthem Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone

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