Billy Gibbons to reform first ever band 

added: 2 Jan 2013 // by: Noise11 

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Moving Sidewalks will play together again for the first time in 44 years. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons is getting his first band back together again for one show only.

Gibbons formed Moving Sidewalks in Houston in the mid-60s with Don Summers on bass, Tom Moore on keyboards and Dan Mitchell on drums. They recorded the one album 'Flash' and had a number one hit for six weeks in Houston with the song '99th Floor'.

Moving Sidewalks opened for many of the acts of the day including Jimi Hendrix and The Doors.

The group came to an end when Summers and Mitchell were drafted into the army. Gibbons and Mitchell then formed a new band they called ZZ Top with Lanier Greig. That line-up recorded the very first ZZ Top record 'Salt Lick', written by Gibbons.

Moving Sidewalks will perform on march 30 at B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill in Manhattan.

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