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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Don't you just love the 29c sticker on the factory sleeve?

The Moving Sidewalks featured Bill (later Billy) Gibbons on vocals and guitar, pre- ZZ Top. The group became one of the big draws on the Houston scene and not only opened for fellow Texans The 13th Floor Elevators but also when big time touring acts came thru town. Legend has it, when the Sidewalks opened for the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi was so taken by Billy's playing that he gave him a pink Stratocaster and Hendrix was on record as stating how much he liked Gibbon's playing.

Two Sidewalks were drafted, which revamped the lineup and the band became ZZ Top in late 1969.

A great story, and the band's singles are the stuff of legend. "99th Floor" (a past 45 of the day) gets most of the attention as it has been on many comps (and for good reason), but this follow up is almost as grand.

from 1968...


1 comment:

Holly said...

Thank you! :-)