Tuesday, 25 March 2014

ZZ Top Perform Music For A Prom In 1970

“Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, and Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) playing the Senior Prom in May, 1970 at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School in Orange, Texas. Apparently sometime between signing the contract to play and the actual prom itself, the band broke-out big. They tried to get out of the prom, but the school couldn’t find a replacement on such short notice so ZZ Top still performed…people were climbing through the windows, crashing the prom, just to hear the band play. This was all at a really small school with a graduating class of around 100, maybe less.”


  1. They used to play a local auditorium in Groves, Texas - called The Town House - that was a grocery store at one time.

    Groves adjoins Port Arthur, Texas, where Janis Joplin was raised.

    I met her brother, Mike, when I was in high school. That was after Janis passed away.