Billy F Gibbons

ZZ Top guitarist Billy F Gibbons is unquestionably one of the finest blues-rock guitarists to ever emerge from Texas. Born on December 16, 1949, and raised in Houston, Texas, Gibbons grew up in a home that favored both classical and country sounds, but upon discovering Elvis Presley via an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Gibbons became transfixed by rock & roll. After receiving a Gibson Melody Maker electric guitar and a Fender Champ amp for Christmas in 1963, Gibbons began emulating his heroes and forming his first band when he was 14. In 1968, Jimi Hendrix (with whom Gibbons' band the Sidewalks toured with around this time) began endorsing the guitarist as one of his favorite new players to the media.

In 1969, Gibbon hooked up with a pair of other fellow Texans, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard, and ZZ Top was born. The power trio slowly but steadily built up a solid following, largely due to Gibbons’ tasty guitar playing and muscular riffs on such renowned tracks as “La Grange” and “Tush”. The group released the albums, 1970’s self-titled debut, 1972’s Rio Grande Mud, 1973’s Tres Hombres, 1975’s Fandango, 1976’s Tejas, 1979’s Deguello and 1981’s El Loco, and ZZ Top became one of the country’s top rock bands. With the release of 1983’s Eliminator, the group was responsible for some of MTV’s most popular video clips of all time “Give Me All Your Loving,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and “Legs.” Gibbons and Hill also became known for their assortment of matching and outlandish guitars, which were also always on display in their videos.

Billy is an active supporter of Adopt the Arts Foundation, which brings together well-known artists, public figures and the public to save the arts in America’s public schools.

Billy F Gibbons Autographed Print


"SHARP DRESSED MAN"

The artwork is printed at extremely high resolution, with a special press used to permanently infuse the image into a lightweight and durable aluminum panel, resulting in unparalleled quality and appearance. 100% recyclable and made with recycled material.

The net proceeds from this print were donated directly to Billy's charity of choice, Adopt the Arts Foundation ~ Thank you to our buyer for your generosity and support!!!

Billy F Gibbons

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