Billy Jones (musician)

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Billy Jones
Birth name William Harry Jones
Also known as Billy Jones
Born (1949-11-20)20 November 1949
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Died 7 February 1995(1995-02-07) (aged 45)
Spring Hill, Florida
Genres Southern rock, hard rock, blues-rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1971–1981
Labels Arista
Associated acts Outlaws

William Harry Jones (November 20, 1949 – February 7, 1995) was an American guitarist and singer best known as a founding member of Outlaws.

Jones was a major contributor to the discography of The Outlaws. He parted ways with the band in 1981 after the album Ghost Riders.[1] On February 7, 1995 it was reported that Billy Jones died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.[2] He was survived by his wife Pamela K. Jones and son Justin Ryan. He is buried in the Eternal Life Section of Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa Florida.


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Outlaws: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ Chadbourne, Eugene. "Bill Jones: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 

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