Frank Beard
Frank Beard
Frank Lee Beard is the drummer in the American rock band ZZ Top. Beard was formerly with the bands The Cellar Dwellars, who originally were a three-piece band, The Hustlers, The Warlocks, and American Blues before starting to play and record with Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill as ZZ Top. Beard was born in Frankston, Texas and attended Irving High School in Irving, Texas. In late 1969 he joined The Moving Sidewalks guitarist and vocalist Gibbons' ZZ Top.
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Steven Rosen: The 30 Best Post 50 Albums Of 2012
Huffington Post - about 4 years
(Written/Compiled for Rock's Backpages, www.rocksbackpages.com) THE 84 ROCK'S BACKPAGES contributors -- and other invited music aficionados who participated in its second Senior Moments poll -- had a heap of fun with their list titles. As if "senior moments" and "silver-haired top tens" (both coined by RBP's editorial director Barney Hoskyns) weren't sly enough, David Quantick came up with the wonderful acronym MOPO -- "Music of Older People Origin." Robert (Robot) Hull rather bluntly labeled his submission "Top Ten Albums of the Year by Old Farts." Tim Riley's tag was "Geezer Youth." Holly Gleason called hers "Top 10 Dinosaur Rock Records." We could go on. And yet, for all the merriment, there was also commitment to the cause. While rock may have started as youth music, and that's still an artistically vital and commercially lucrative part of it, it is indeed only a part of it. Older musicians who were influenced by rock and all its related streams -- country, sou ...
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My, What a Busy Week!
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
No rest for the busy! THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 TERRIBLE TEDS—The best Portland writers/fake experts in the areas of "humor, science, history, child slavery, personal empowerment, and death" are coming together to present pugnacious PowerPoints that spoof TED Talks (long overdue). Among others, this installment of CHAD Chats features cartoonist Mark Russell answering the age-old question "What Is the Bible?" and author Mykle Hansen on "Death: Is It for You?" SMJack London Bar at the Rialto, 529 SW 4th, 8:30 pm, $7-10 SUMATRAN RAT-MONKEY—The Northwest Film Center's Top Down: Rooftop Cinema series continues on the roof of the Hotel deLuxe—this week with one of the goriest, funniest movies ever, Peter Jackson's 1992 horror classic Dead Alive! EHw/Beyond Veronica; Hotel deLuxe, SW 15th & Yamhill, 8 pm, $9 FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 HOT STUFF—Unspeakable eroticism abounds in the Rose City tonight: In Southeast, Naked Girls Reading prese ...
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ZZ Top at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Aug. 26 - Hartford Courant
Google News - over 5 years
ZZ Top, the Texas trio of Billy Gibbons on guitar, Dusty Hill on Bass and Frank Beard on drums bring theirblues roots music Ives Concert Park in Danbury Aug. 25 and at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Aug. 26. The band has been together with the same lineup since
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ZZ Top at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Aug. 26 - Hartford Courant
Google News - over 5 years
ZZ Top, the Texas trio of Billy Gibbons on guitar, Dusty Hill on Bass and Frank Beard on drums bring theirblues roots music Ives Concert Park in Danbury Aug. 25 and at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Aug
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Jamey Johnson Pays Tribute to ZZ Top - The Boot
Google News - over 5 years
When asked about the project, founding ZZ Top members Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard responded, "When we were told there was going to be a ZZ Top tribute album a while ago and logically asked, 'Who are we paying tribute to?
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ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons discusses blues, beards and more - Lehighvalleylive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Gibbons and his fellow band members — bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard — have been making women, and their guitars, squeal for more than four decades. Though the band had developed a sizeable following by the late 1970s, it wasn't until
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ZZ Top, Lynryd Skynyrd coming to American Bank Center on Oct. 21 - Corpus Christi Caller Times
Google News - over 5 years
MICHELLE CHRISTENSON/CALLER-TIMES ZZ Top's bassist Dusty Hill (from left), drummer Frank Beard and lead singer and guitarist Billy Gibbons jam on stage in 2007 at the American Bank Center. The group returns Oct. 21 with southern rock band Lynyrd
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ZZ Top to Play Dakota Magic Casino, 8/12 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Expect few surprises when the bearded ones (and beardless drummer Frank Beard) play classics like "La Grange," "Cheap Sunglasses" and "Gimme All Your Lovin'." ZZ Top has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, including 25 million albums in the US
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Hip-hop summit Saturday in Payette - Ontario Argus Observer
Google News - over 5 years
We changed our advertising from amateur to professional,” Frank Beard, Payette, of 7 Dayz band, said. Beard is a primary coordinator for Hip Hop Music Summit and said he believes the area has people who will enjoy the music. He said organizers would
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Recession turns metrosexual men into beardloving retrosexuals - Indian Express
Google News - over 5 years
) Frank Beard, Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top arrive at the Spike TV awards. Beards are back in style. (Reuters) As the financial crisis is taking its toll on the grooming industry, the alpha males are making a comeback
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ZZ still tops here and beyond - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
Guitarist and vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard are often referred to by their faithful as "that little ol' band from Texas," but their catalog of classic albums has proven anything but diminutive
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Wie man das Schlagzeug zum Brennen bringt - Aargauer Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
Steve Moore ist längst nicht so bekannt wie Frank Beard der grossen ZZ Top. Doch der «kleine» Moore kopiert zusammen mit seinen Bandkollegen Rockgrössen und stiehlt diesen mit seinen Aktionen am Schlagzeug prompt die Show. Wer kennt schon Rick K. & The
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Uproar over Greensborough memorial dump - Diamond Valley Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Frank Beard, Noel Coomber, Bundoora MP Colin Brooks and Rosie Bray Residents and Bundoora MP Colin Brooks are not happy with Banyule Council for dumping dirt on Greensborough War Memorial Park. Frank Beard, Bundoora MP Colin Brooks, Rosie Bray and Noel
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Southern Maryland's busy summer - So Md News
Google News - over 5 years
Formed in Texas more than 40 years ago, ZZ Top is one of the few storied rock bands that retains its original members: Billy Gibbons (guitar, lead vocals, harmonica); Dusty Hill (bass, vocals); and Frank Beard (drums, percussion)
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STD epidemic a risk on Gold Coast - Gold Coast Bulletin News
Google News - over 5 years
Frank Beard, Queensland Health senior medical officer at the communicable diseases branch, said people aged under 25 made up about two thirds of all new cases of chlamydia and gonorrhoea on the Gold Coast. He said each new generation felt they were
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Gert Van Tine on the John Deere Classic - Monmouth Daily Review Atlas
Google News - over 5 years
One year it was the Ed Mc Mahon and I have the program with his and Dave Stockton, John Lister, and Frank Beard autographs. Q: How many volunteers will they have this year? Van Tine: I think they have about 1500 volunteers. They already had a 'thank
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KISS and ZZ Top Make Top 50 American Rock Bands of All Time List - antiMUSIC.com
Google News - over 5 years
ZZ Top: Known affectionately for years now as that "Little ol' Band from Texas," Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill have proved themselves one of the greatest American bands of all time. From their bar-room blues beginnings to arenas,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Frank Beard
    TWENTIES
  • 1971
    Age 21
    After honing their trademark "Texas boogie-blues-rock" style, they released their aptly titled "ZZ Top's First Album" on London Records in January, 1971.
    More Details Hide Details When ZZ Top started, Beard was known by the nickname "Rube" and was credited as "Rube Beard" on the first album and on Tres Hombres, the band's third album, but is listed under his real name on Rio Grande Mud, their second album. After Tres Hombres, he was credited as "Frank Beard" on all the band's albums. Despite his name, Beard is the only member of ZZ Top who does not wear a beard. He wears only a mustache, although he did go through a phase in the 1990s where he wore a tidy beard. Beard resides in Richmond, Texas, where he owns and operates the Top 40 Ranch. He is a scratch golfer, known locally for participation in tournaments and community events. He is of no relation to professional golfer Frank Beard.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1969
    Age 19
    Beard was born in Frankston, Texas and attended Irving High School in Irving, Texas. In late 1969 he joined The Moving Sidewalks guitarist and vocalist Gibbons' ZZ Top.
    More Details Hide Details Beard also introduced Gibbons to bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill, with whom Beard had played in the bands American Blues, the Warlocks, and the Cellar Dwellers.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on June 11, 1949.
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