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Billy Gibbons

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William Frederick Gibbons (born December 16, 1949) is an American musician who is the guitarist and lead singer of the rock band ZZ Top. He began his career in the band the Moving Sidewalks, which recorded a full-length album entitled, Flash in 1968 and opened four dates for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top's First Album in early 1971. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Gibbons has received more than 5,403,302 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Billy Gibbons is the 337th most popular musician (up from 567th in 2019), the 1,924th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,970th in 2019) and the 102nd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Billy Gibbons ranks 337 out of 2,662Before him are Dave Murray, Robby Krieger, Gustavo Santaolalla, Joe Strummer, Buddy Rich, and Don Airey. After him are Jack Bruce, Michael Cretu, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Cliff Williams, Burt Bacharach, and Grigory Sokolov.

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Among people born in 1949, Billy Gibbons ranks 95Before him are Dusty Hill, Alan García, Ward Cunningham, Vicky Leandros, Larry Holmes, and Vera Wang. After him are Hamida Djandoubi, Alan Lancaster, Cliff Williams, Victor Garber, Elizabeth George, and Göran Persson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Gibbons ranks 1,924 out of 18,182Before him are Buddy Rich (1917), John Gavin (1931), Patricia Neal (1926), Debra Paget (1933), Nicholas Sparks (1965), and Thomas A. Steitz (1940). After him are Darren Aronofsky (1969), Angie Dickinson (1931), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Jack Kevorkian (1928), Michael Bay (1965), and Alex Jones (1974).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Billy Gibbons ranks 102Before him are Scott McKenzie (1939), Ry Cooder (1947), John Densmore (1944), Ray Conniff (1916), Robby Krieger (1946), and Buddy Rich (1917). After him are Burt Bacharach (1928), Bo Diddley (1928), Liberace (1919), David Crosby (1941), Peter Criss (1945), and Robert Trujillo (1964).

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