ZZ Top Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
What is ZZ Top?
A: ZZ Top is an American rock band.
When did the band form?
A: In 1969.
Where was the band formed?
A: In Houston, Texas.
Who are the members of ZZ Top?
A: Guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist and co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard.
ZZ Top is one of the few major label recording groups to
have held the same lineup for how long?
A: More than forty years.
ZZ Top has been praised by critics and fellow musicians
alike for their what?
A: Technical mastery.
Who managed ZZ Top?
A: Bill Ham, who had befriended Gibbons a year earlier.
The band released their first single, "Salt Lick", in what
The B-side contained what song?
A: "Miller's Farm".
Immediately after the recording of "Salt Lick", Greig was
replaced by whom?
A: Bassist Billy Ethridge.
Mitchell was replaced by whom?
A: Frank Beard of the American Blues.
Gibbons assumed the role as the band?s leader and became
A: Main lyricist and musical arranger.
ZZ Top released what album in 1973?
A: Tres Hombres.
The album included the boogie-driven "La Grange", which was
written about what?
A: A brothel in La Grange, Texas.
On the subsequent tour, the band performed sold-out
A: In the US.
What did ZZ Top record during this tour?
A: The live tracks for their 1975 album, Fandango!
The album showcased their prowess in doing what?
A: Exciting live audiences.
Fandango! was a top ten album and its single, "Tush",
peaked at what number on the Billboard Hot 100?
A: No. 20.
The band went on a two year break, during which Gibbons and
Hill grew what?
A: Chest-length beards.
In 1979, ZZ Top signed with what record company?
A: Warner Bros. Records.
In 1979, they released what album?
While the album went platinum, it only reached number what
on the Billboard chart?
A: No. 24.
The album produced what two singles?
A: "I Thank You," a cover of a song recorded by Sam & Dave, and "Cheap Sunglasses."
In April 1980, ZZ Top made their first appearance where?
A: In Europe, performing for the German music television show Rockpalast.
When was their next album, El Loco, released?
A: In October 1981.
El Loco featured what three singles?
A: "Tube Snake Boogie", "Pearl Necklace", and "Leila".
ZZ Top's next album was called what?
A: Eliminator, released in March 1983.
The album featured what two Top 40 singles?
A: "Gimme All Your Lovin'" and "Legs".
Eliminator was a critical and commercial success, selling
how many copies?
A: More than 10 million.
The band won their first MTV Video Music Awards in the
categories of Best Group Video for what song?
1985's Afterburner album was their what?
A: Highest-charting album, and racking up sales of 5 million units.
All of the singles from Afterburner were what?
A: Top 40 hits.
Recycler, released in 1990, was ZZ Top's last studio album
under contract with whom?
A: Warner Records.
In 1992, Warner released what?
A: ZZ Top's Greatest Hits.
In 1994 the band signed to a $35 million deal with what
A: RCA Records.