Happy Birthday to ZZ Top’s Frank Beard



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ZZ Top’s drummer Frank Beard was born in Frankston on June 11, 1949. Ironically, he is the band member without a long beard.

Formerly, he was with the bands The Cellar Dwellers, The Hustlers, The Warlocks, and American Blues before forming ZZ Top with Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill. Their first release, an album called ZZ Top’s First Album, was recorded at Robin Hood Studios in Tyler in 1971 and helped establish their quirky attitudes and humor as well as the trio’s unique blend of boogie, hard rock, heavy metal, and Southern rock. 

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