Billy Gibbons

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Legal name: William Frederick Gibbons


William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons (born December 16, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as the guitarist of the American rock band ZZ Top. He began his career in the Moving Sidewalks, who recorded Flash (1968) and opened four dates for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top's First Album in 1971. The albums that followed, Rio Grande Mud (1972) and Tres Hombres (1973), along with extensive touring, solidified the group's reputation as a hard-rocking power trio. In the 1980s, ZZ Top released their three biggest-selling albums: Eliminator (1983), Afterburner (1985) and Recycler (1990). A wave of music videos for the hit singles "Legs", "Gimme All Your Lovin'", and "Sharp Dressed Man", among others, became mainstays on MTV. Gibbons has made appearances with other artists and acted on television shows, most notably Bones. He was ranked at number 32 on the 2011 Rolling Stone list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 American Outtakes Johnny Cash 1
2005 Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played Les Paul 1
2005 80 B.B. King 3
2006 Butchering the Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute Various Artists 1
2008 We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year Various Artists 3
2011 The World as We Love It Pushking 3
2012 Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac Various Artists 2
2012 Thank You Les: Lou Pallo of Les Paul's Trio with Special Guests Lou Pallo 1
2014 Step Back Johnny Winter 1
2015 Born to Play Guitar Buddy Guy 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 #1s... And Then Some Brooks & Dunn 1
2010 With a Little Help From Their Friends Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts Various Artists 1

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