Frank Lee Beard, nacido el 11 de junio de 1949 en Frankston, Texas es el baterista del grupo musical de blues y rock ZZ Top.
Beard estuvo anteriormente en los grupos The Cellar Dwellers, The Hustlers, The Warlocks y The American Blues antes de juntarse con Billy Gibbons y Dusty Hill para formar ZZ Top, también llamada The Little Ol’ Band from Texas.
Beard estudió en la Irving High School de Irving. Curiosamente, aunque en inglés su apellido significa "Barba", Beard es el único miembro de ZZ Top que no lleva barba. Si lo hizo brevemente durante los 90, aunque a menudo si tiene bigote.
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1949-06-11
- Lugar de nacimiento: Frankston, Texas, USA
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Frank Lee Beard (born June 11, 1949) in Frankston, Texas is the drummer in the rock band ZZ Top. Beard was formerly with the bands The Cellar Dwellars, who originally were a three-piece band, The Hustlers, The Warlocks, and American Blues 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 joined The Moving Sidewalks guitarist and vocalist Gibbons' ZZ Top. Beard also 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 wear a beard. Usually, he wears only a moustache, although he did go through a phase in the 1990s where he wore a tidy beard. Frank resides in Richmond, Texas, where he owns and operates the Top 40 Ranch. He is a scratch golfer, renowned locally for participation in tournaments and community events, although he should not be mistaken for being identical to the professional golfer with the same name. Description above from the Wikipedia article Frank Beard (musician), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia