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Documentary celebrates 50 year career of ZZ Top

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — That “Little Ol’ Band From Texas” is coming to the big screen.

ZZ Top is getting the documentary treatment in honor of their 50th Anniversary.

The documentary is called “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas” , of course.

The film covers their storied career from the humble, yet rowdy beginnings in sweaty juke joints across Texas, to becoming MTV Icons and eventually members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

It features interviews with the band and several of their fans, a lot of never-before-seen footage plus a performance at Gruene Hall, the oldest dance hall in Texas.

It’s set to premiere August 13th in Hollywood then moves to select theaters this fall.

ZZ Top formed in Houston in 1969 and they’ve had the same three man line up of guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard since 1970.

They recorded their first album at Robin Hood Studios in Tyler that year and it was eventually released in 1971.

Their best selling album was “Eliminator”, released in 1983¬† and the band has sold over 50 million¬† albums worldwide.

ZZ Top’s 50th Anniversary Tour kicks off August 16th.


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