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HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 03: Musician Billy Gibbons performs onstage during Global Green USA's 7th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at Avalon on March 3, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Global Green)

Today (December 16th) is Billy Gibbons’ birthday, and while we could go on and on about his stellar guitar work, we could also ramble on and on about the wonder that is his beard.  So, in honor of Gibbons and his glorious facial hair, here’s a gallery of some of rock’s other bearded and mustachioed greats.


Frank Zappa


John Oates


Jerry Garcia

Grateful Dead - Touch Of Grey - 11/03/91 - Golden Gate Park (OFFICIAL)

Grateful Dead - Touch Of Grey Recorded Live: 11/3/1991 - Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, CA) More Grateful Dead at Music Vault: Subscribe to Music Vault on YouTube: Personnel: Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals Bob Wier - rhythm guitar, vocals Phil Lesh - bass, vocals Vince Welnick - keyboards, vocals Bill Kruetzman - drums Mickey Hart - drums Guests John Popper - harmonica Neil Young - vocals, guitar Graham Nash - backing vocals Kris Kristofferson - backing vocals


The Beatles



Led Zeppelin


Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend - Live at the Secret Policeman's Ball, June 30, 1979

00:00 "Pinball Wizard" 02:35 "Drowned" 06:51 "Won't Get Fooled Again (with John Williams)" All songs written by Pete Townshend. 1979 Secret Policeman's Ball, played at Her Majesty's Theater, London, England.


Bruce Springsteen

David Crosby


Freddie Mercury

Queen Live Aid "Radio Ga Ga"

I know precisely where I was and who was there with me that summer day in 1985 when MTV brought us LIVE AID from London then Philadelphia. And like so many of you worldwide, the band I remember above all others was QUEEN.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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