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Folks Of Interest Billy Gibbons

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wbrw32, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. If this does not get deleted...Billy is 66 years old today...Happy BD Billy
  2. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 2,236


    Great car guy to.
    seen ZZ top twice, late 70's and mid 80's, one of my fav bands.
  3. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 17,069

    from oregon

    Happy birthday nationwide.
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  4. "Sharp dressed man"..........Happy B-Day. Would be nice if he were on here.

  5. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,716

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    Sharp dressed man! Happy B/day.
  6. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,716

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    lol we think alike lothiandon1940
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015
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  7. Happy Birthday BG

    Seen them 4 times and would go again if in the area.
  8. Billy Gibbon has some cool cars.The copperhead is one of my favorites.

    Hope your Birthday has more to offer than "TV dinners".HRP

  9. gtolarry
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 124

    from Texas

    Copperhead is a sharp dressed car. lol they started their career in my Home town.
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  10. If I could grow a beard like his......I would grow a beard.:D
  11. Not exactly HAMB friendly, but iconic nonetheless. ZZ Top Eliminator_web600.jpg
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  12. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 3,052

    from NKy

    Shave and get a haircut ! Ha ha One of the greats of our time !
  13. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,952


    me too-and then learn to play the guitar. And then BE Billy G.
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  14. When I was a child in the 80's, ZZ Top was probably some of my earliest exposure to Hot Rods. Most of what was around me in my neck of the woods at that time was either a Sports car, Musclecar or an Econobox from the 70's.
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  15. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 3,087


    Seen ZZ several times over the years, including 2nd row in Nashville a few years ago. BG makes badass look easy.
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  16. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 5,325

    from Ioway

    Frank Beard, is the only member that doesn't have a beard. Hm.
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  17. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,229


    ZZ Top is coming to town in April! Seen them in recent years and still a great band. Billy loves old hot rods and no doubt owns more than a few. Happy birthday!
  18. G V Gordon
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 5,716

    G V Gordon
    from Enid OK

    The Eliminator coupe was what started a whole new generation of gearheads. That car, the video and the time it came out helped fuel the resurgance of the hot rod IMHO.
  19. Looks like your picture is reversed. You can just see the top of the steering wheel and the wiper shaft on the left side. Aussie car maybe?? :)
  20. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 5,549

    Speed Gems

  21. Happy Birthday Billy

    Eliminator was the first hotrod i ever seen at the age of 15 and started my blood turned into petrol.
    No big fan of street rods anymore, but still the owner of some 8 American cars and that's why my wife hates ZZ Top
    because that were is were it all started.:D
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  22. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 7,115

    from So Cal

    As a guitar player I'm a big fan of Reverend Billy, one of the coolest cats on the planet. A connoisseur of tone. But IMO ZZ's best days were long before Eliminator and the fuzzy guitars and long beards. I think there's an analogy to hot rods in there somewhere. Their music from their early days compared to their 80's and later stuff is like a late 50's traditional hot rod compared to the Eliminator street rod. I highly recommend their Rio Grande Mud and Tres Hombres records for real, raw, blues inspired Texas rock, with monster vintage Marshall/Fender/Gibson tones. It really doesn't get much better than that. These guys blew away the guitar Gods of the day back then. You can keep the 80's ZZ Top, I'll take the 70's band any day. Great, great music.
  23. Hotrodmyk
    Joined: Jan 7, 2011
    Posts: 2,228

    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Happy Birthday BFG!
  24. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 971

    from SoCal

    Blues4U, I completely agree with you!!
    I met BFG at one of the SoCal Speed Shop's open houses. He was there with his mother! And he took care of her like a good son should.
    Happy birthday, Billy!!
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  25. Here's a *traditional* picture of Billy with his band-mates; Dusty & Frank. The same three have played together in the same band for something like 35 years.
    zz top.jpg
  26. ......................Good eye. I just "stole" the shot off the internet. Don't think it's an Aussie car, just may have been taken in the pre-digital days and the negative got flipped.
  27. ...............That does seem weird.:D
  28. butcherted
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 762

    from hagerstown

    Happy Billy !!!!
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  29. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,522

    from Owasso, OK

    Happy Birthday Billy!

    Music for good times and a big part of my 70's youth.
  30. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 7,115

    from So Cal

    Awesome picture! Imagine having ZZ Top playing at your high school prom! Note that bitchin Les Paul and the full Marshall stack just showing off to the right side of the photo. Serious tone making equipment! Note about Billy, he comes from a well-to-do family, I guess that's how he could afford that righteous gear back then before they had a record contract.
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