ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies aged 72

ZZ Top is in mourning. The blues-rock group announced Wednesday, July 28, the death of Dusty Hill, in Houston, Texas. This bassist with the long blond beard had been with the band since their debut in 1970. Drummer Franck Beard, as well as singer and guitarist Billy Gibbons, wrote on their website: “We are very saddened by the news of the death, in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas of our ‘Compadre’ Dusty Hill.”

They added in particular, “Your unwavering presence, your good humor and your continued commitment to providing this monumental base for the ‘Top’ will be missed by us and the legions of ZZ Top fans around the world.”

Dusty Hill was due to be replaced for ZZ Top tour this summer

Franck Beard and Billy Gibbons announced Friday July 23 that Dusty Hill had to do “a quick detour through Texas, to solve a hip problem”, and that he would be replaced for their tour scheduled for this summer. In fact, a date scheduled for Wednesday, July 28 in Simpsonville, South Carolina, has been canceled.

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ZZ Top, one of the pillars of American rock and blues history

In half a century of existence and fifteen albums, the group ZZ Top, founded in Texas, has become one of the pillars of the history of American rock and blues. From the 70s, the ZZ Top became famous especially with the song Barn. But their greatest commercial success remains the album Eliminator released in 1983 in which we find the tubes Gimme All Your Lovin and Sharp Dressed Man.

In the 90s, the group had ventured into a new style with synthesizers before returning to their roots. In 2004, ZZ Top returned to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a rock institution, where he had been inducted by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

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