Billy Gibbons (16 de diciembre de 1949, Houston, Texas) es un guitarrista estadounidense de blues rock, rock sureño y boogie rock, miembro del grupo ZZ Top. Reconocido como uno de los más influyentes de la historia del rock.
↑ Billy Gibbons. Biography Greg Prato, All Music Guide
↑ The Man Behind The Beard: Billy Gibbons Talks Hendrix, ZZ Top and Pearly Gates Gibson, Lifestyle, 1 de enero de 2009
- Fecha de nacimiento: 1949-12-16
- Lugar de nacimiento: Houston, Texas, USA
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