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Name: Billy Gibbons  
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Date of Birth: 16th December 1949
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, USA
Profession: Composer
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Billy Gibbons (born 16 December 1949) ("the Reverend Willie G") is best known as the guitarist for that "Little Ol' Band from Texas", ZZ Top. He is also the singer and composer of many of the classic songs the band is known for. A Houston native, he is known for the classic 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar he plays ("Pearly Gates"). Many guitarists have copied his rich guitar tones. The rock and roll classic "La Grange" is a fine example of Gibbons' tone and technique. He is known to play his guitar using a quarter or a peso as a pick, lending a distinctive sound to his playing.

Billy Gibbons will appear on Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell's solo album Two Sides Of If.

He also lends his vocals and plays guitar on Nickelback's most recent album, All The Right Reasons.

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