Produced by the Dallas-based Bill Stokes Associates, this 1975 television commercial promotes Fandango!, the new album from Texas rock band ZZ Top. The advertisement captures “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas” performing songs from the album, including “Thunderbird” and “Tush,” on stage.
Formed in Houston, Texas, in 1969, ZZ Top is an American rock band composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard. The Texas trio has released 15 studio albums and received numerous awards, including being named Official Texas Heroes by the Texas House of Representatives in 1986 and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
Formed in 1965, Bill Stokes Associates (later to be known as the Stokes Group) was a Dallas-based production company that made industrial and promotional films for a range of clients spanning from Mary Kay Cosmetics to the United States Navy. In 1966, Bill Stokes Associates provided sound stage and production services for the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. Bill Stokes has been honored by the Dallas Producers Association with a Film Pioneer Award.