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music buffs - what does the ZZ in ZZ Top stand for?

 
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music buffs - what does the ZZ in ZZ Top stand for?
zz?
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Re: music buffs - what does the ZZ in ZZ Top stand for?
from wikipedia:
The origin of the band's name was not officially known for many years, but rumours abounded: a hybrid of two popular brands of rolling paper, Zig-Zag and 'Top'; a tribute to blues legend Z. Z. Hill; and Billy Gibbons perhaps witnessing the two words running together on a dilapidated billboard.

The real origin--as told by Billy Gibbons and recorded in his book Rock + Roll Gearhead--is derived from the name of blues guitar master B. B. King. The band originally wanted to call themselves Z.Z. King, but thought it seemed too similar to their hero. They thus figured that "King" was also at the "top", and so settled on ZZ Top.
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Re: music buffs - what does the ZZ in ZZ Top stand for?
Tribute to blues legend ZZ Hill.
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Re: music buffs - what does the ZZ in ZZ Top stand for?
maybe it's a similar idea to the band foghat's name??

billy gibbons and dusty hill were both in psychedelic blues bands before forming zz top.
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Re: music buffs - what does the ZZ in ZZ Top stand for?
why, what is foghats name origin?
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10/04/2008 08:38 PM
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Re: music buffs - what does the ZZ in ZZ Top stand for?
the band originally practiced in a barn-type structure with "zee" trusses making up the roof. they supposedly looked up & one of the guys (dusty, i believe) came up with zz top. sorry it isnt more interesting, but the truth seldom is.
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Re: music buffs - what does the ZZ in ZZ Top stand for?
greatest videos ever.
WHY?

Cause the "average joe" always got the girl, and the band is always obscure and in the background.
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greatest videos ever.
WHY?

Cause the "average joe" always got the girl, and the band is always obscure and in the background.
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they are hilarious videos, agreed. It's like the band is giving the average ugly joe like them the key to whatever.

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