But Gibbons actually formed ZZ Top in 1969, after the Hendrix tour ended. It was a crazy year because he started it with two other guys and recorded a record then, but changed the band and redirected its sound that same year by bringing aboard Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, the band’s historic lineup that continues today.
Mar 08, 2020 · Dusty Hill and Frank Beard hooked up with Billy Gibbons, who had a psychedelic band in Houston called The Moving Sidewalks. The three formed ZZ Top in about 1969. The band still tours and writes new songs together. After 50 years, they’re the longest-running rock ‘n’ roll lineup in history, according to the movie.