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Entertainment Dusty Hill, ZZ Top Bassist and Co-Founder, Dead at 72

00:46  29 july  2021
00:46  29 july  2021 Source:   etonline.com

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Dusty Hill , the bassist of US blues rock band ZZ Top , has died at the age of 72 . Bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard said that Hill died in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas. They did not give further details. "We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature, and enduring commitment that monumental bottom to the ' Top '," the statement from Gibbons and Beard said. "You will be missed greatly, amigo." Born Joseph Michael Hill , the bassist originally played guitar alongside his brother Rocky in Dallas before moving to Houston

Dusty Hill , bassist for ZZ Top , has died at the age of 72 . Hill , who had recently suffered a hip injury, died in his sleep, as confirmed by a statement on Instagram from bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. ZZ Top ’s first single was released in 1969 after the demise of Moving Sidewalks, the band that Gibbons had previously formed. Their first concert, with Hill included, was in 1970 and the year after their first album was released. The band would go on to find fame with 15 albums and were best known for hits including 1983’s Gimme All Your Lovin’ and 1984’s Legs.

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Dusty Hill, the ZZ top bassist and co-founder, has died. He was 72.

The surviving members of the rock band, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard, shared the sad news on their Facebook on Tuesday. Hill died in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas.

"We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. 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,'" the statement reads. "We will forever be connected to that 'Blues Shuffle in C.' You will be missed greatly, amigo. Frank & Billy."

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ZZ Top 's Dusty Hill Dead : Longtime Bassist Dies at 72 . ZZ Top 's longtime bassist Dusty Hill has died, the band announced in a statement Wednesday (July 28). He was 72 . "We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill , has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston," the group shared. "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 .'

Dusty Hill , a bassist and vocalist for the band, passed away in his sleep while at home in Houston, Texas, according to his bandmates, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard, who shared the news on Wednesday. This comes after the musician had to drop out of recent ZZ Top shows when he 'The members of ZZ Top , Billy, and Frank, would like to share that Dusty , their fearless Bass player, is on a short detour back to Texas, to address a hip issue. They await a speedy recovery and have him back pronto.' They replaced Dusty with Elwood Francis who's been playing in his stead,' it was shared.

Hill's death comes after he recently suffered a hip injury which forced him to step back from the band's 2021-22 North American tour, along with a Las Vegas residency.

Formed in 1969 in Houston, ZZ Top became one of the best-selling rock bands after their hit single, "La Grange." Following burnout and exhaustion, the group took a two-year hiatus in 1977 and returned with their 1979 album, Deguello. In 2004, the trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Hill, Beard and Gibbons remained the main members of ZZ Top for over 50 years. They have 15 studio albums and had plans to release their 16th LP before Hill's death. In November, they received their third GRAMMY nomination.

Over the years, Hill made appearances in Back to the Future Part III, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, The Drew Carey Show, WWE Raw and Deadwood. He also had a role as himself on King of the Hill and played Hank Hill's cousin.

ZZ TOP: Bassist Dusty Hill is dead

 ZZ TOP: Bassist Dusty Hill is dead Dusty Hill, bassist of ZZ TOP, died at the age of 72 years. © Provided by www.rollingstone.de ZZ Top Live in Berlin Dusty Hill, Bassist of ZZ Top, deceased at the age of 72. Dusty Hill was over 50 years of the bassist of ZZ TOP. Now the musician died at the age of 72 years. The sad news were confirmed by the long-standing speaker of the band. In a statement on Facebook states: "We are sad to learn today that our friend Dusty Hill died at home in Houston, Texas at home.

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill , one of the Texas blues trio's bearded figures, died at his Houston home, the band announced Wednesday on Facebook. He was 72 . He was 72 . In their Facebook post, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill died in his sleep. They didn't give a cause of death , but a July 21 post on the band's website said Hill was "on a short detour back to Texas, to address a hip issue." At that time, the band said its longtime guitar tech, Elwood Francis, would fill in on bass , slide guitar and harmonica.

Dusty Hill , the bearded bassist with American blues-rock band ZZ Top , has died, according to the band's official website. He was 72 .

After news of his death broke, fans took to social media to express their condolences.

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