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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wbrw32, Dec 16, 2015.
If this does not get deleted...Billy is 66 years old today...Happy BD Billy
Great car guy to.
seen ZZ top twice, late 70's and mid 80's, one of my fav bands.
Happy birthday nationwide.
"Sharp dressed man"..........Happy B-Day. Would be nice if he were on here.
Sharp dressed man! Happy B/day.
lol we think alike lothiandon1940
Happy Birthday BG
Seen them 4 times and would go again if in the area.
Billy Gibbon has some cool cars.The copperhead is one of my favorites.
Hope your Birthday has more to offer than "TV dinners".HRP
Copperhead is a sharp dressed car. lol they started their career in my Home town.
If I could grow a beard like his......I would grow a beard.
Not exactly HAMB friendly, but iconic nonetheless.
Shave and get a haircut ! Ha ha One of the greats of our time !
me too-and then learn to play the guitar. And then BE Billy G.
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.
Seen ZZ several times over the years, including 2nd row in Nashville a few years ago. BG makes badass look easy.
Frank Beard, is the only member that doesn't have a beard. Hm.
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!
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.
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??
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.
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.
Happy Birthday BFG!
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!!
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.
......................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.
...............That does seem weird.
Happy Billy !!!!
Happy Birthday Billy!
Music for good times and a big part of my 70's youth.
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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