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    ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

    Joseph “Dusty” Hill, ZZ Top’s bassist for more than 50 years, has died, the group’s longtime rep confirmed. No cause of death was cited.

    The band’s Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard issued a statement:

    “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’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’

    “You will be missed greatly, amigo.”

    Earlier this month, Gibbons and Beard played their first performances without Hill in more than 50 years, stating that the bassist had been forced to seek medical attention “to address a hip issue,” according to a statement, although his ailment was apparently more serious than they let on. “Per Dusty’s request the show must go on!,” the statement continued, and the band’s longtime guitar tech, Elwood Francis, filled in.
    https://variety.com/2021/music/news/...es-1235029656/
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    Re: ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

    aw man...
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    Re: ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

    RIP....talk about a band that truly had their own unique style and sound.
    “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
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    Re: ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

    Pre 80's ZZ Top was a serious monster blues band with a fat ass sound. I saw them about ten years ago at a winery in the Columbia Gorge, it was raining and they just killed it

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    Re: ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

    I always considered when a rock and roller, especially one that promoted the lifestyle that ZZ Top sang about, makes it to 70, it’s a big win.

    If you ever saw them live, you can only be amazed at the sound that they created with just three members, bass, drums and one guitar.
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    Re: ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

    ZZ was one of my favorites. Loved that sound! I wish I could have seen them in person but never really had the chance.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

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    Re: ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    ZZ was one of my favorites. Loved that sound! I wish I could have seen them in person but never really had the chance.
    I missed the boat on seeing them as well. RIP Dusty

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    Re: ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I always considered when a rock and roller, especially one that promoted the lifestyle that ZZ Top sang about, makes it to 70, it’s a big win.

    If you ever saw them live, you can only be amazed at the sound that they created with just three members, bass, drums and one guitar.
    Living to an old age is overrated. We're here for a good time, not a long time.

    I loved their sound. La Grange is practically an anthem.

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    Re: ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

    Saw them about ten years ago, with my kids, at the Honda Associate Festival in Columbus. Did a nice Hendrix tribute. Just funny watching grandma's, with grandkids, getting their BIC lighters out to Tube Snake Boogy and shaking their stuff! LOL
    "In my day you had musicians who experimented with drugs. Now it's druggies experimenting with music" - Alfred G Clark (circa 1972)

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