The rock band ZZ Top was formed in Houston, Texas, in 1969. The current lineup includes Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard. The band is particularly famous for such songs as “Gimme All Your Loving”, “Legs”, ”Sleeping Bag”, and “Viva Las Vegas”. The band earned several awards and was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
In 1969, two Houston bands Moving Sidewalks and American Blues were combined to create a new group ZZ Top. The first two albums released by the band reflected the blues-related roots and Texan humor of the members but weren’t commercially successful. Their third album Tres Hombres (1973) brought the band the long-awaited fame thanks to the hit song “La Grange”. This rhythmical track is still popular. It’s based on John Lee Hooker’s “Boogie Chillen”. The band’s success was booming during the 1970’s and reached its peak during a world tour, which went on for 1.5 years.
The band was overwhelmed with constant recording, touring, and concerts. So in 1976, they decided to go on a three-month break, which eventually lasted three years. The band came back two successful albums Deguello and El Loco. Both of them reached high spots on the charts and earned golden, and then platinum certifications.