On this date in 2004, ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Made up of guitarists Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard, a native of Frankston, the band fused rock and blues sounds.
Beginning in the mid-1970s they had a string of critically acclaimed albums.
In the Spotlight
-- 2019: Longview native Forest Whitaker has a starring role in “Finding Steve McQueen.”
-- 2019: Alan Tudyk and Tommy Tune, both who attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, have guest roles on “Arrested Development.”
-- 2017: Irma P. Hall, a graduate of Texas College in Tyler, begins the role of Meemaw on the TV series “Hap and Leonard.”
-- 2011: Mitchel Musso, who grew up in Rockwall, is a guest on “Piper’s Picks TV” talk show.
-- 2002: Alan Tudyk, who attended Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, voices some of the minor characters in “Ice Age.”
-- 2001: Honey Grove native Bill Erwin has a guest role on “Just Shoot Me.”
-- 1999: Fiddler Johnny Gimble, a native of Tyler, is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.
-- 1997: Tyler native Phyllis Cicero has a role in the movie “Night Vision.”
-- 1996: Marshall native George Foreman is a ringside commentator on “HBO Boxing.”
-- 1995: Tyler native Richard Bradford is seen in the TV movie “Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long” starring John Goodman.
-- 1994: Terrell native Jamie Foxx is a presenter at the 1993 Soul Train Music Awards.
-- 1987: At the People’s Choice Awards, Marshall native Susan Howard is among “Dallas” cast members who accept the award for Favorite Night Time Dramatic Series.
-- 1973: Anjanette Comer, a native of Navarro County, stars in “The Baby.”
-- 1973: Cody Pottkotter, a native of Tyler, is seen in “Degenerates.”
-- 1972: Longview native Desmond Dhooge appears in “Corky.”
-- 1971: Anjanette Comer, a native of Navarro County, appears on “Banyon.”
-- 1966: Whitewright native Guy Wilkerson has a guest role on “Petticoat Junction.”
-- 1960: Panola County native Tex Ritter is a guest on the TV show “Startime.”
-- 1959: Honey Grove native Bill Erwin appears in an episode of “General Electric Theatre” hosted by Ronald Reagan.
-- 1956: Audie Murphy, who grew up near Greenville, stars as a boxer in “World in My Corner.”
-- 1945: Palestine native Smith Ballew appears in “The Man Who Walked Alone.”
-- 1935: Kaufman native Ted Healy plays a police sergeant in “The Casino Murder Case.”
-- 1930: Greenville native John Boles stars in “Song of the West.”
-- 1928: Marshall native Henry Roquemore appears in “Gypsy of the North.”
-- 1920: Texarkana native Corinne Griffith stars in the silent film “Deadline at Eleven.”