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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.

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