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Billy Sheehan

Musician
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Born Mar 19, 1953
Age 63
Hometown Buffalo, New York

William "Billy" Sheehan is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, and Niacin. Sheehan has won the "Best Rock Bass Player" readers' poll from Guitar Player Magazine five times for his "lead bass" playing style. Sheehan's repertoire includes the use of chording, two-handed tapping, right-hand "three-finger picking" technique and controlled feedback.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1953 Birth Born on March 19, 1953.

TWENTIES

1978 25 Years Old Talas was one of Buffalo's most popular local bands for over a decade, arguably attaining cult status which spread into the northeast US and into Canada. In 1978, Talas released their eponymous debut album, which generated the regional hit single, "See Saw". … Read More

THIRTIES

1983 30 Years Old This led Sheehan to an association with guitarist Michael Schenker and also helped land him the job touring with UFO in 1983. … Read More
1985 32 Years Old After Mitch Perry left the band, he was replaced by Johnny Angel, who played guitar with them for their 1985/86 US tour opening for Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force. … Read More

FIFTIES

2009 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2009 Billy Sheehan reunited with his old Mr Big band members: Eric Martin, Paul Gilbert and Pat Torpey for a reunion tour in Japan.
2012 59 Years Old Sheehan reunited with his fellow Talas bandmates for a reunion concert at the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, New York on July 28, 2012. … Read More
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