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GALLERY: 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


John Oates


Mick Jagger


Jerry Garcia


The Beatles



Led Zeppelin


Pete Townshend


Bruce Springsteen


Eric Clapton


Cat Stevens


David Crosby


Duane Allman


Freddie Mercury




Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.