The music industry was still not over yet with the grief of Joey Jordison’s demise, and today another great artist left this world for a better place. We are talking about ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill.
Recently Dusty Hill, who suffered a hip injury, died peacefully in deep- sleep. His bandmates Frank and Billy confirmed in an Instagram post that, “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.
The cause of death has not been confirmed yet.
The band released their first single in 1969 while their first album was released in 1971. Tres Hombres and Fandango! Were the subsequent releases and their respective singles La Grange and Tush gained popularity and extensive radio airplay. Hill sang lead vocal on Tush. He was the secondary lead vocalist and also played bass and keyboard in the band. From 1976-1977 the band gave some hit live performances. ZZ top has released 15 studio albums. Five days before his death, the band performed at the village commons at New Lenox, Illinois without Hill, who couldn’t perform because of a hip injury. Elwood Francis replaced him and will continue to do so as Gibbons (the founder of the band) declared that the “show must go on.”
Tributes and condolence messages are pouring in from different people in the industry.
RIP Dusty Hill!!