ZZ Top’s First Album: 50 years later

Fifty years ago, a lonely little band came out of Houston, Texas. They released their first album called, ZZ Top's First Album.  They are the only rock and roll band to still be together after fifty years with all the original members. Billy Gibbons was designated as “one of the best young guitarists in the U.S.” by Jimi Hendrix during his stint in the Tonight Show in 1969.

Fifty years ago, a lonely little band tumbled out of Houston, Texas. They released their first album called, ZZ Top’s First Album. They are the only rock and roll band to still be together after fifty years with all the original members. Billy Gibbons was designated as “one of the best young guitarists in the U.S.” by Jimi Hendrix in 1969.

Fifty years ago, a lonely little band came out of Houston, Texas. They released their first album called, ZZ Top's First Album.  They are the only rock and roll band to still be together after fifty years with all the original members. Billy Gibbons was designated as “one of the best young guitarists in the U.S.” by Jimi Hendrix during his stint in the Tonight Show in 1969.

We called the record ZZ Top’s First Album because we wanted everyone to know that there would be more. We weren’t certain if we’d get another chance in the studio, but we had high hopes. -Billy Gibbons

Fun Fact: ZZ Top refused a $1,000,000 offer from Gillette to shave their beards for an ad.