Music

Zombies, The

The Zombies were the only British group of the 60s who could have seriously given The Beatles a real run for their money. Although comparatively unrecognised, their body of work is every bit as innovative, complex and appealing as that of the Fab Four. Without a Brian Epstein, a George Martin, and the marketing might of The Beatles machine(...)

Zoot

Zoot

When Australian band Zoot moved from their hometown of Adelaide (where they had played as Times Unlimited and Down The Line) to Melbourne in 1968, their management gave them a bubblegum image, centred on the slogan "Think Pink, Think Zoot". The band dressed entirely in pink outfits. It took the band until 1970 to shake the image(...)

Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band

The most fondly remembered London club act of the 1960s was, perhaps, Zoot Money's Big Roll Band whose Big Time Operator was their only Top 30 entry. George Bruno Money acquired his stage name at his Dorset secondary school through his verbose worship of saxophonist Zoot Sims. However, his jazz purity polluted by rock 'n' roll, young(...)

ZZ Top

This sturdy American blues-rock trio from Texas were formed in 1970 in and around Houston, from rival bands The Moving Sidewalks (Gibbons) and The American Blues (Hill and Beard). Their first two albums reflected the strong blues roots and Texas humour of the band. Their third album, Tres Hombres, gained them national attention with their hit(...)

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