Sensational guitarist, Billy Gibbons who is known for his trademark long beard is immensely popular for being the main lyricist, musical arranger and leader of the successful and innovative rock band, ZZ Top. He was also shot to fame as a result of his works as a soundtrack composer and actor, having made guest appearances in multiple TV series. Among other things, the adept musician is admired for his long relationship with his wife. Read on to learn more about Billy Gibbon’s wife, his children, age, and what have you.
What Is Billy Gibbons’ Age?
The renowned music artist named William Frederick Gibbons was born on the 16th of December 1949. His birthplace is registered as Houston, Texas, United States. His father Frederick Royal Gibbons was an instrumentalist who played piano in concerts and also directed orchestral performances. His mom, Lorraine, seemed like a rock music enthusiast, having graced Elvis Presley’s live show along with her kids when Billy Gibbons was five years of age. For his academics, the famed rock artist attended Warner Brothers’ Art School situated in Hollywood, California.
At What Age Did He Form His First Band?
After being under the tutelage of the American musician and record producer, Ernesto “Tito” Puente who is often credited as The King of Latin Music, Billy Gibbons formed his first artfully designed musical band, Moving Sidewalk at the age of 18 (1967). Prior to that, he had been part of several bands as a high-schooler, such as The Coachmen, Billy G & the Blueflames, and The Saints.
Following the creation of the band with Don Summers on bass, Dan Mitchell on drums, and Tom Moore on keyboards, they released several singles which include the hit track, ’99th Floor’ that topped the charts at No. 1 in Houston for six weeks. They also dropped an album titled ‘Flash’ in 1969, after the release of their extended play ‘The Moving Sidewalks – A Band From Texas’ in 1968. The rock band had their last performance as a group on 28th September 2013 in Houston during the Charity Gala for The Deacons of Deadwood Ball.
How Old Was He When He Founded ZZ Top?
Gibbons who is regarded as one of America’s finest guitarists created ZZ Top in 1969 when he was 20 years old. The band has Dusty Hill on bass, Frank Beard on drums, and Billy Gibbons as the leader and songster. They dropped their first album ‘ZZ Top’s First Album’ in 1971 when Gibbons was close to 22 years of age. Their top-selling album is ‘Eliminator’, released in 1983; it sold over 10 million copies across the United States.
Their other albums include ‘Rio Grande Mud’ (1972), ‘Tres Hombres’ (1973), ‘Fandango!’ (1975), ‘Afterburner’ (1985), ‘Recycler’ (1990), ‘XXX’ (1999), ‘Mescalero’ (2003), and ‘La Futura’ (2012). ZZ Top has garnered multiple chart and album sales feats which includes having six number-one singles on the Mainstream Rock Chart. From the Recording Industry Association of America, the band has earned four gold, three platinum, two multi-platinum, and one diamond album certifications. In 1994, Billy Gibbons and his bandmates were inaugurated into the Hollywood’s RockWalk and were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2004.
Does Billy Gibbons Have a Wife or Children?
The accomplished rock star is a happily married man. He walked down the aisle with his beau, Gilligan Stillwater whom he dated for a long time, on 14th December 2005. Prior to their marriage, Gibbons who is a car enthusiast along with his long-time partner was spotted as a couple at the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Cars and Stars Gala on 12th May 2005 in Los Angeles. Even after their wedding, the couple who have been in a blissful union for over a decade still attended functions and events together.
In 2006, Billy Gibbons’ wife alongside her husband was present at the Sony BMG Grammy Party held at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the American Country Awards in 2013. Also, in June 2013, they traveled to Madrid, Spain for a vacation. The two gave people a reason to believe that they have fallen deeper in love with each other when they made an appearance at the Adopt the Arts Annual Rock Gala at Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, in 2018.
Billy Gibbons and his wife are yet to welcome any child together. Even though it has circulated in certain quarters that the musician fathered a daughter named Angela Montenegro, this is not true. Gibbons was only a fictional father to a character called Angela in the crime procedural TV series, Bones.