Billy gibbons

The so-called 'little ol` band from Texas' is a blues-rock, power-trio formed in 1970. Its three original members Billy Gibbons (vocals, guitar), Dusty Hill (co-vocals, bass) and Frank Beard (drums, ironically the only one not to sport a mountain of chin growth) are still going strong over 4 decades later. Ever since the release of its aptly named debut, 'ZZ Top's First Album', the band has been eponymous with humorous, tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Clever incorporation of synthesizers scored them some huge hits in the 80s, too. Billy F. Gibbons' patented, pick-induced harmonics and emotive playing have made him a major influence on a whole generation of players.

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