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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 11, 2013
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, June 11, 2012.
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ZZ Top planning to tour smaller venues

ZZ Top planning to tour smaller venues

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Billy F. Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill, better known as the rock 'n' roll trio ZZ Top, say they plan to tour numerous intimate U.S. venues this fall.

ZZ Top leaves management after 37 years

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Texas rock band ZZ Top has ended its 37-year relationship with the company that has managed its career since it began, Lone Wolf Management.

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Veteran rockers ZZ Top are set to hit the road in support of the band's 14th album, "Mescalero," due out April 15.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Hard rockers System of a Down and filmmaker Michael Moore are collaborating on an anti-war video for the band's track "Boom!"
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include famed producer and talent scout John Hammond Sr., who was born in 1910; Chad Stuart of Chad and Jeremy fame in 1943 (age 59); Commodores drummer Walter Orange and Ace Kefford, bassist with The Move, both in 1946 (age 56); ZZ Top
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 7-13.
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Joni Mitchell, calling the music industry a "cesspool," said in an interview with Rolling Stone she'll never make another major label deal again. The 58-year-old singer songwriter said she is "ashamed" to be part of the music business and may retire from
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

The Who's Pete Townshend has said he plans to record with Roger Daltrey again, but probably not as The Who. The Who have been on tour this year despite the death of bassist John Entwistle, who died on the eve of its opening night.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include the late jazz drummer Shelly Manne, who was born in 1920; James "Pookie" Hudson of the Spaniels in 1934 (age 68); Joey Dee of Joey Dee and the Starlighters in 1940 (age 62); Peter Albin in 1944 (age 58); Uriah Heep's John
By United Press International

Today in Music: A look back at pop music

This is the Today in Music advance package, June 8 through June 14.
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop music

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME The first generation of punk rockers joined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, former teen idol Brenda Lee and soul singer Isaac Hayes in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2002 Monday night.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME The first generation of punk rockers joined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, former teen idol Brenda Lee and soul singer Isaac Hayes in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2002 Monday night.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Frank Beard
Frank Beard of ZZ Top performs in concert at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton, Florida on March 12, 2007. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)
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Frank Lee Beard (born June 11, 1949) in Frankston, Texas is the drummer in the rock band ZZ Top. Beard was formerly with The Cellar Dwellers, The Hustlers, The Warlocks, and The American Blues bands before starting to perform 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 helped The Moving Sidewalks guitarist and vocalist Gibbons form ZZ Top. Beard introduced Gibbons to bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill, with whom Beard had played in the bands American Blues, the Warlocks, and the Cellar Dwellers. 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. 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.

Ironically, Beard is the only member of ZZ Top who does not have a beard, usually wearing only a mustache (though he went through a phase in the 1990s with a tidy beard).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Frank Beard."
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