Billy Gibbons' Moving Sidewalks Plays First Gig Since The 60s - Noise11.com
Billy Gibbons, Noise11, SXSW 2012, Ros O'Gorman, Photo

Billy Gibbons, SXSW 2012, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Billy Gibbons’ Moving Sidewalks Plays First Gig Since The 60s

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on April 2, 2013

in Live,News

Before their was ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons played in a psychedelic blues-rock band called the Moving Sidewalks with Don Summers, Dan Mitchell and Tom Moore.

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top - image By Ros O'Gorman Noise11 photo

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Moving Sidewalks - photo by Ros O'Gorman

The group recorded one full length album, 1969’s Flash, along with a number of singles throughout the latter part of the 60’s.

The band played to a full house on Saturday night at B.B. King’s in New York with all four original members on the stage. It was the first time they had played a show since July 4, 1969. From that show, here is On the Green.

…and their very psych version of the Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand.

The set list:

Main Set
On The Green
You Make Me Shake (from Flash, 1969)
What Are You Going to Do (single, b-side of 99th Floor, 1967)
Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
Red House (Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
Joe Blues (from Flash, 1969)
You Don’t Know The Life (from Flash, 1969)
Pluto – Sept. 31st (from Flash, 1969)
Flashback (from Flash, 1969)
No Good to Cry (from Flash, 1969)
Before You Accuse Me (Bo Diddley cover)
Reverbnation (13th Floor Elevators cover)
Need Me (single, 1967)
Wild Thing (Troggs cover)

Encore
Catfish Blues / If 6 Was 9 (Jimi Hendrix cover)
99th Floor (single, 1967)
I Want to Hold Your Hand (single, 1968)

The band will play together one last time (at least for now) on April 28th at Austin’s Psych Fest.

Read more: VVN Music

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Neil Diamond performs in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday 27 October 2015. Photo Ros O'Gorman
Neil Diamond Extends Record For Most Performances At The Forum LA

Grammy Award winner Neil Diamond is celebrating his unparalleled career spanning 50 years with his current 50 Year Anniversary World Tour, and when the music icon performs the final U.S. show of the tour at the Fabulous Forum on Saturday, August 12, it will mark the 35th concert at the Forum for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, the most any artist has ever performed at the legendary venue.

4 days ago
Elvis Presley, noise11.com, Photo
Elvis Presley Auction At Graceland Raises Over $1.6m

Collectors from around the world raised their paddles to bid in hopes of going home with a piece of Elvis history at the “Auction at Graceland,” which took place at the new Guest House at Graceland Theater during the 40thAnniversary Elvis Week commemoration, with items selling for over $1.6 million.

4 days ago
Glenn Campbell images noise11.com photo
Glen Campbell Laid To Rest

Glen Campbell was laid to rest on Wednesday (August 9) according to a post by his family on Facebook.

4 days ago
Roger Waters, The Wall - image by Ros O'Gorman
Trump Is ‘Supremely Dumb” and “A Nincompoop” Says Roger Waters

Roger Waters has an opinion of Trump and its, “he is supremely dumb. He is a nincompoop. He kind of professes that publicly with his tweets and the way he behaves”.

5 days ago
The Ronettes
Ronnie Spector Reunites The Ronettes

Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes are back together.

6 days ago
Dweezil Zappa
Dweezil Zappa To Play 50 Years Of Frank In Australia and New Zealand

Dweezil Zappa is heading back to Australia and New Zealand in February 2018 to mark 50 years of his father Frank Zappa’s music.

August 10, 2017
The Masters Apprentices
1965 Masters Apprentices To Reunite For Melbourne Show

Three 1960s members of The Masters Apprentices will reunite for a show in Melbourne in September.

August 9, 2017