ZZ top bass player died at the age of 72
The cult band ZZ Top mourns the loss of their bassist Dusty Hill. The musician died on Wednesday at the age of 72.
ZZ top bassist Dusty Hill (1949-2021) has died at the age of 72. That is what his band members Frank Beard (72) and Billy Gibbons (71) have announced on Instagram and Facebook. Accordingly, the musician fell asleep peacefully on July 28th on his ranch in Houston, Texas. The cause of death is unknown.
“We, together with legions of ZZ top fans all over the world, will miss your presence, your good nature and your permanent commitment,” the two of them continue to write. Only last week shared ZZ Top on their websitethat Dusty Hill is recovering from illness on his ranch, but that his recovery is expected soon.
The successes of ZZ Top
ZZ Top was founded in Houston, Texas, in the summer of 1969. The musicians, who are known for their mixture of Texas blues, blues rock, boogie, southern rock and hard rock, celebrated their greatest successes in the 1970s and 1980s. With their third album “Tres Hombres” they had their big breakthrough in 1973. Up to and including 1990, ZZ Top had already released ten studio albums. Her most famous songs include “La Grange” and “Sharp Dressed Man”.