50 years ago today (February 10th), ZZ Top played their very first show, at a Knights of Columbus Hall in Beaumont, Texas.When making their video for “Sharp Dressed Man” Bassist Dusty Hill still remembers a homeless man who stood next to him during the video shoot.
“’Sharp Dressed Man,’ I have a lot of memories of the video, because it was shot all at night in L.A. in a bank rigged up to look like a night club. And it was like three or four in the morning, take number whatever. I wasn’t in the shot, so I was standing there and this homeless man, who’d obviously been drinking, was standing beside me. I didn’t think anything about it, but he started telling me how they had the shot set up wrong, technically. I mean, everybody in Hollywood is in the movies, even the wino.”