Billy Gibbons known as William Frederick Gibbon is a Popular American Rock Musician of Band ZZ Top. Besides Musician Billy Gibbons is a guitarist, primary vocalist for the band and actor occurred for the role of Angela Pearly Gates father in Fox network series Bones.
Table of Biography
Billy Gibbon with his birth name William Frederick Gibbon was born on December 16, 1949(age 72 years) in Houston, Texas, United States. His father is Frederick Royal(Freddie) and his mother is Lorraine Gibbons. His father worked as an entertainer, orchestra conductor, concert pianist alongside his second cousin Cedric Gibbons. He belongs to American Nationality and of Caucasian Ethnicity. Likewise, his sexual orientation is straight. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius and follows Unitarian Religion. He has his second cousin Cedric Gibbons who is a popular art director at MGM Studio.
There are not many details about his siblings but he has a sister as per the report. When he was just 5 years old his mother along with his sister got a chance to join the live concert of Elvis Aron Presley an American singer and actor. His childhood interest in songs and music gives more emphasis after attending concerts and with a supportive family.
Considering his passion for music his father sent him to BB King(American blues songwriter, singer, record producer) for recording. After his father sent him to New York to study with Titi Puente(American musician, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer). It was a huge gift for him on his 13th birthday, which was a Sunburst Gibson melody maker and fender champ amplifier.
For his further education and musical career, he attended Warner Brother’s Art School in Hollywood, California. Also, he attended Margaret Long Wisdom high school. During his time at school, he was involved with many friends and engaged in bands like the saint, Billy G and the blue flames, and the coachmen.
Billy started his career at a very early phase. But his actual career as a musician started during his school life. At the age of 18, he formed an artful band name Moving Sidewalks and release its single hit song 99th Floor. He was inspired by Roky Erickson and 13th Floor Elevators for the production of the band.
Likewise, he and his band Moving Sidewalks recorded many singles and full-length albums along with Flash. He and his and came into the limelight at the Opening of the Jimi Hendrix Experience at his first American Tour. Moreover, he performed his ever-released hit song 99th Floor and his fellow members of the 13th-floor elevators also made sincere comments regarding the song and him.
Similarly, he formed his popular band ZZ Top in late 1969 and tagged himself as the guitarist and primary vocalist. His other member of the band includes bassist/Vocalist Dusty Hill, Drummer Frank Rube Bread of American Blues. They consider Blue-rock style as their trademark and release their first album ZZ Top’s First Album in collaboration with American rock and ZZ Top. Further, he has appeared as a phenomenal musician adding guitar track in Dias Raros in Diamante Electrico, Playing slide guitar in the song Dead End Streets. Similarly, he played guitar, write songs, and sang ‘Willin for satisfaction’ in the 2005 solo album Two Sides of if.
Moreover, billy collaborated with Queens of the Stog Age for the song Burn the Witch. ZZ Top’s band album ‘Precious and Grace’ was one of the top hit albums of the band. In addition, illy Gibbson did many remarkable live concerts singles on his albums Lovesick, Broke, and Driftin or collaborations with Hank Williams III. He also performed at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards alongside bands like Lou Reed and Jim Jarmusch. Further, he did many collaborations with Les Paul, guest vocalist on Kid Rock, Guitarist at Luis Fonsi presentation, Background vocals on Sammy Hagar’s, Collaboration with Ronnie Dunn.
Likewise, he played guitar on Broke Down on the Brazos at the opening, played guitar on Run Rudolph Run’. Talking about his appearances he appeared as a special guest for Rocky Erickson on Austin City Limits, Joined jeff Beck onstage or 25th anniversary Rock and Rol hall of fame Concert, and Joined Ben harper, jeff beck, Conan O’Brien for tonight show with Conan o’ brion. His first solo album Billy Gibbons was announced on 31 July 2015, the second solo was The Bid bad blues announced released on 21 September 2018.
Career as an Actor
Further, he was not just limited in music his limitation goes beyond it as well. He has a recurring role in Fox Network TV Series Bones as the father of Angela Pearly Gates Gates Montenegro. He was the very protective father in the series and appeared in many other episodes as well. Moreover, he has played voice roles and characters or Metalocalypse(in 6o episodes) and Fox animated show King o the hills. Likewise, he has featured in Hells’ Kitchen season 13 as a guest appearance Adding o his carer he published a book Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll which gathered huge recognition
He further joined with author Tom Vicker and Photographer David Perry for including the famous Eliminator Ford 1933 Coupe. This is divided into 3 sections including The Life, The Cranes, and The Guitar. In Addition, he joined Texas Based Mojo product LLC for the launch of hotline sauce and barbecue sauces and also lunch the products via his own brand BFG Brand. Moreover, he also appeared in the album of John Fogerty as a vocalist and guitarist.
He has achieved much more than just music and has received much recognition as well. His band ZZ Tops received many VMA Music awards for best direction, best group video, best art direction, and so on. They have been part of Hollywood’s Rockwall in the Texas House of Representatives naming the official heroes for the states of Texas. Furthermore, he was nominated in the 29th Annual Grammy Awards
Looking at his relationship status he is a married man. Gibbons tied not with his long-time Girlfriend Gilligan Stillwater on 2005 December 14. Since then the duo is together lining a happy and prosperous life. Moreover, details about his children are still under wraps. The couple is fortunate to live a modest lifestyle.
Gibbons has worked very hard throughout his career to get a fortunate lifestyle. He has the estimated net worth of almost$60 million approx. His primary source of income includes his musical career. Besides that, he is an actor and also has his own brand name products. Furthermore, he is a crazy car lover and has many branded car collections. Among them, some of them include the 1948 Cadillac Series 62, the 1950 Ford Business Coupe, the 1958 Ford Thunderbird, and so on. Considering the assets he has his own homes in both Houston and Los Angeles.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Talking about his body status he is about 5 feet 9 inches tall with 78kgs. Likewise, he has fair hair color with light brown eyes. He is fond of beards looking at his long brown beard.
Billy is quite active on social media with Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. Moreover, he has around 18.4 k followers on Twitter, and around 194k followers on Instagram. He also has his Facebook account with 220k Followers. He has gained a tremendous fan following on social media.
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