Billy Gibbons

Born: March 4, 1950
Houston, TX, USA

Billy also played in a early sixties band called The Coachman and then in a great band called The Moving Sidewalks. The Moving Sidewalks toured with Jimi Hendrix one season. Jimi is quoted (in the book "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" as calling The Moving Sidewalks the "best garage band in America" and Billy Gibbons his "favorite guitarist." Jimi gave Billy a pink Strat on this tour stating "it's too pretty to burn."

Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Backup Vocals Vocals Songwriter

Blues Rock Texas Blues

Bands That Billy Gibbons Has Played For:
ZZ Top (1969-present)

Billy Gibbons Has Worked With:
Frank Beard Dusty Hill

Billy Gibbons Was Influenced By:
Dick Dale T. Bone Walker Johnny Winter

Artists That Were Influenced By Billy Gibbons:
Warren DeMartini Dave Murray
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"My friend asked me if I'd ever tried playing the guitar with a bow, and I said no. I didn't even know if it would work."

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