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Dusty Hill: ZZ Top bassist has died aged 72, says US rock group
Dusty Hill, the bassist in the American rock group ZZ Top, has died aged 72.
A statement on the band's Instagram account read: "We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.
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That's a damned shame.
Always liked ZZ Top
Bass and drums never showy but a rock solid base for Billy Gibbons who is a way better player than he gets credit for.
Yeh I know, old to you lot but for someone who's about to hit his three score and ten it's tomorrow afternoon.
My new Flash Fiction blog. All my own work
I am not young enough to know everything.
Yeah, he was a great singer and a really great bass player too.
Many eons ago our band used to cover Sharp Dressed Man and Gimme All Your Lovin. RIP
Music Obsessive, Sufferer of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) Motorsport Coach. Sarcasm Specialist.
ZZ Top apparently went synthy after appearing on the Old Grey Whistle Test with a fledgling OMD and being quite impressed with them...
This is a track from that session:
shocker this one - onre of those who you thought would never die.
Lucky enough to see them a few years ago at a small UK venue. Great show.
IN MADNESS YOU DWELL
RIP, I remember having Eliminator back in the 80's... you knew back then if you had made it when Spitting Image did a parody
'We've got beards... except for him' sadly cant find it on Youtube
How Dusty Hill Avoided Becoming a 'Rock 'n' Roll A--hole'
ZZ Top's Dusty Hill said that a late-'70s stint as an airport worker helped keep him from turning into "a rock 'n' roll asshole."
Exhausted from years of nonstop touring and recording, ZZ Top took what was initially supposed to be a 90-day break in 1977. The hiatus instead extended to two years, during which Hill and bandmate Billy Gibbons independently grew their trademark chest-length beards.