Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings recognizes legendary Texas band ZZ Top


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WHEREAS, Delirious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top (a.k.a. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers) are holding a 5Oth Anniversary Texas Bash celebrating their remarkable careermilestone and commencing a Bad and Nationwide tour with an inaugural show in Dallas at Dos Equis Pavilion on 5-17-19 (not 36-22-36}; and

WHEREAS, in 1969, following the demise of The Moving Sidewalks, Billy Gibbons' Houston psych-rock band, the singer/guitarist formed ZZ Top linking up with drummer Frank Beard and bass-guitarist Dusty Hill, both from the Dallas-based band, The American Blues; and

WHEREAS, "That Little 01' Band From Texas" is as much a part of Dallas as Dallas is to the band - much like Concrete And Steel, Bar-B-°' a Party on the Patio, and Dipping Low in the Lapof Luxury- What's Up With That?; and

WHEREAS, Those Sharp Dressed Men, Billy, Dusty and Frank are the most consistently stable lineup in the history of rock music, having produced 15 studio albums and sold over 30 millionrecords - all while wearing Cheap Sunglasses; and

WHEREAS, most bands couldn't touch these Tres Hombres from Tejas with a Ten Foot Pole, having entertained fans for SO years 'a Deguello' and showing that they still have Legs;and

WHEREAS, some Dallasites still have the Blue Jean Blues since the band has Got them Under Pressure, we can take heart since we Heard it on the X that Jesus Just Left Chicago havingJust Got Paid; and

WHEREAS, having crossed the Rio Grande Mud after Goin' Down to Mexico and forsaking El Diablo, and with a brief stopover in La Grange (where they were Arrested for Driving While Blindagain), this venerable Texas band is gonna Mellow Down Easy in Dallas to start their 5Oth year - not Heaven, Hell or Houston; and

WHEREAS, having broken concert attendance records, sold millions of albums, and played a presidential inaugural ball - the blues-rocking ZZ Top remains today what it has always been: aTexas good-time band with a technical mastery of music and a sense of humor.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHAELS. RAWLINGS, mayor of the city of Dallas, and on behalf of the Dallas City

Council, on May 17th, 2019, do hereby extend special recognition to ZZTOP