The University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center hosts “A Celebration With ZZ Top” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 1. The band is continuing its full schedule of performances of their signature blues-rock songs including “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”

The three-man band of guitarist Billy Gibbons, bass player Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard survived 51 years until Hill’s death earlier this year. The two remaining band members of ZZ, Gibbons and Beard, are still rockin’ along without their former compadre. Long-time friend of the band Elwood Francis sits in for Hill at this performance.

Hill died in his sleep at home in Houston earlier this year. The 72 year old with the trademark 18-inch beard was the “twin” of band leader Billy Gibbons but preferred the back seat as he allowed Gibbons to serve as the band’s spokesperson. For more information visit the Cowan Center online at www.cowancenter.org.

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