ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill, dead at 72

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ZZ Top bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill, who played with the blues-rock trio for more than 50 years, died Tuesday night at the age of 72.


Surviving ZZ Top members, singer and guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard, confirmed Hill’s death and paid tribute to the bassist in a brief statement on Wednesday.


“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston,” they said. “We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top.’ We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’ You will be missed greatly, amigo.”


Gibbons and Beard performed without Hill last week at the Village Commons in New Lenox, Ill., as the bassist reportedly sought medical attention for a leg injury. Longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis filled in for Hill at the show.



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Saw them live a few years ago....damn good time.  RIP Dusty

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  • Jim K changed the title to ZZ Top Bassist, Dusty Hill, Dead at 72

just saw this come up on my Facebook an hour ago :( 


RIP Dusty, you were an amazing man.

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  • Jim K changed the title to ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill, dead at 72

Ah man, RIP Dustin 😪


My introduction to ZZ Top was 1983 with Legs in the UK Top 40



Sometime after I bought the Afterburner album CD thanks to the Rough Boy single and video, which was pretty ahead of its time imo.



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