Billy Jones rise to stardom as guitar player with The Outlaws, touring the world and rocking the socks off of to anybody who came to hear them play. With hits like There Goes Another Love Song and Green Grass And High Tides, they were major players in 1970’s Southern rock scene.
Rebel from the very beginning, he got kicked out of high school for refusing to cut his long hair. Talented musician even at young age, he was offered a placement in famous Julliard School of Music in New York, while still studying at Chamberlain High School in Tampa. He decided to study math instead and graduated from University of South Florida with honors.
After graduation, Billy played and recorded one album with a local Tampa area band called H.Y. Sledge before joining The Outlaws in 1972, first as their keyboard player, later sharing lead guitar duties with Hughie Thomasson. He recorded six albums with The Outlaws before leaving the band in 1982.
Billy jones committed suicide in February 2nd 1995. He was 44 at the time of his death.
Billy Jones was survived by his wife Pamela K. Jones and son Justin Ryan. Billy is buried in the Eternal Life Section of Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa Florida.