Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about American rock band, ZZ Top.
ZZ Top is an American rock band that was formed in Houston, Texas in 1969. Since 1970, ZZ Top consisted of Billy Gibbons (vocals, guitar), Dusty Hill (vocals, bass), and Frank Beard (drums).
The band's top-selling album is their 1983 album Eliminator, which sold over 10 million copies in the US. The iconic car that appeared in ZZ Top's videos and on the album cover of their album Eliminator is also known as the Eliminator.
It is a 1933 Ford that Billy Gibbons had made into a hot rod, starting working on it in 1976. The car proved so popular, that Gibbons had another car built just like it to go on tour.
Gibbons was into hot rods and for many kids watching MTV channel, the Eliminator was their first look at one in action.
ZZ Top are placed at the top-100-selling artists in the US, with a total record sales of 25 million. That includes 11 gold, 7 platinum and 3 multi-platinum albums as of 2016, according to the RIAA. By the year 2014, the band had sold over 50 million albums all over the world.
In 2004, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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