Legendary ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, dies at 72
HOUSTON, TX — Dusty Hill, one third of legendary Texas rock band ZZ Top, has passed away, according to a Facebook post by the band. He was 72.
Hill, who co-founded ZZ Top with guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard, helped to define the blues-rock sound of the 1970s. The signature look of Hill and Gibbons- long beards, sunglasses and Stetson hats, would carry their popularity into the 80’s with the advent of music videos.
During their 50 year career, ZZ Top released 15 studio albums and sold an estimated 50 million worldwide .
Hill also made several appearances in film and television, including ‘Back to the Future Part III’, HBO’s ‘Deadwood’ and as himself on the animated series ‘King of the Hill’.
ZZ Top was scheduled to perform August 11th, 2021, at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. It is unknown at this time if the concert will be cancelled.