Their first two albums were released in 1979 and 1980 with Kim Wilson’s lead vocals and harp, Jimmie Vaughan as lead guitarist, Keith Ferguson on bass guitar. Mike Buck was on drums for the first album, but left the band, and was replaced by Fran Christina on the second. Both albums initially sold through the small number printed,(about 3 thousand units) and are now regarded as significant blues recordings. The Thunderbirds’ blues style mixed Texas blues with the harmonica laced swamp blues sounds of Slim Harpo and Lazy Lester — both of whom the Thunderbirds covered. The band’s third album, Butt-Rockin’, released in 1981, took the band closer to old rhythm and blues and added additional musicians playing piano and brass…..
On the evening of February 16, 2000, The Fabulous Thunderbirds made history, becoming the first band ever to be broadcast on the Internet using high-definition cameras. The companion DVD, Invitation Only, is one of the first high-resolution multi-track recordings of a live concert event. The companion CD Live! was released in 2001. Lifted from Wikipedia