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Billy Gibbons

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billy F Gibbons (born December 16, 1949) is an American musician, actor and car customizer, best known as the guitarist of the Texas blues-rock band ZZ Top. He is also the lead singer and composer for many of the band's songs. Gibbons is known for playing his Gretsch Billy Bo guitar and his famous 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar known as Pearly Gates. Gibbons has a Bass vocal range, one of the widest ranges in Rock. An often little known fact; Billy Gibbons was Jimi Hendrix's favorite guitarist. He is noted for using a Mexican peso coin as a guitar pick and uses many pinch harmonics in his solos. A cornerstone in Hollywood, Gibbons remains a familiar fixture at the Sunset Marquis Hotel, producing studio sessions in the NightBird Recording Studio with actors Billy Bob Thornton and J.P. Shellnutt, along with musicians Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Jed Leiber, Joe "Backbeat" Fazzio, and Dwight Yoakam. Gibbons is also well known for his authentic preparations of Texas style barbecue and Mexican cuisine and is frequently a guest chef around Hollywood, California serving his famous "Renegade Guacamole". Description above from the Wikipedia article Billy Gibbons, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Dec 16, 1949 In Houston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Tony Awards 1947-04-06
Latest Project:
Movie ZZ Top - Live at Montreux 2013 2014-07-22
Known For
Poster of ZZ Top: Double Down Live
Poster of Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin'
Poster of ZZ Top: Live in Germany
Poster of Tony Awards
Movie ZZ Top - Live at Montreux 2013 Himself (guitar) 2014-07-22
Movie Pickin' and Grinnin' J.D. 2010-04-17
Movie ZZ Top: Double Down Live Himself (guitar) 2009-10-20
Movie Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion Himself 2009-10-20
Series Bones Unknown 2005-09-13
Movie Willie Nelson & Friends: Live and Kickin' Himself (member, ZZ Top) 2003-05-26
Series Yes, Dear Unknown 2000-10-02
Series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie Back to the Future Part III Party Band Member #2 (uncredited) 1990-05-25
Movie ZZ Top: Live in Germany Himself 1980-04-20
Series Tony Awards ZZ Top Guitarist 1947-04-06