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Rock and Roll Facial Hair

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

FRANK ZAPPA COSMIK DEBRIS

FRANK ZAPPA COSMIK DEBRIS MOTHERS OF INVENTION JEAN LUC PONTY GEORGE DUKE TOM FOWLER BRUCE FOWLER RUTH UNDERWOOD IAN UNDERWOOD RALPH HUMPHREY - LIVE

 

John Oates

Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)

Daryl Hall & John Oates' official music video for 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)'. Click to listen to Daryl Hall & John Oates on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/DHJOSpotify?IQid=DarylHNCD As featured on The Very Best of Daryl Hall & 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: http://www.musicvault.com/ Subscribe to Music Vault on YouTube: http://goo.gl/DUzpUF 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

The Beatles - Penny Lane

The Beatles 1 Video Collection is Out Now. Get your copy here: http://thebeatles1.lnk.to/DeluxeBluRay Two days after recording some overdubs for 'A Day In The Life', The Beatles spent the afternoon in East London at Angel Lane, Stratford, filming scenes for the video of 'Penny Lane' with Scandinavian director, Peter Goldmann.

 

 

Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Interview - New York - 1970

© 2010 WMG. Jimmy Page & Robert Plant press conference in New York, September 1970. From the official Led Zeppelin DVD (2003). LedZeppelin.com ★ Share this video on Facebook: http://goo.gl/iYjmI http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/september-19-1970 http://www.ledzeppelin.com/ http://www.facebook.com/ledzeppelin http://www.twitter.com/ledzeppelin

 

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

Bruce Springsteen - Streets Of Philadelphia

Bruce Springsteen's official music video for 'Streets Of Philadelphia'. Click to listen to Bruce Springsteen on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/BSpringSpot?IQid=BSpringSoP As featured on The Essential Bruce Springsteen.

 

Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens "Wild World"

BBC TV Alun Davies-guitar Larry Steele-bass.

 

David Crosby

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu (video)

© 2008 WMG Déjà Vu (video)

 

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 a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels.  True story.