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Front Man: Billy Gibbons

Tony Scherman, Musician, November 1990

DID YOU ever play with Stevie Ray?

Of course. [ZZ Top's] Frank and Dusty grew up with him in Dallas, and just this morning we were talking about the time they went over to see Jimmie. Stevie came in, about age 10. He'd learned his first song and wanted to show it off to Jimmie, and Frank and Dusty sorta went, "Wait a minute — where'd he come from?"

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