Dusty Hill was best known as the bass player for that little old band from Texas, ZZ Top. Dusty also played keyboards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of ZZ Top in 2004. Dusty has played Blues Rock for over 50 years. He passed away today. Here is a message from his band members:

Rolling Stone reports:


“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, Texas,” surviving members Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard said in a statement. “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.”

Dusty was born in Dallas Texas and played in a few bands there with current ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard. In 1968 Dusty decided to move to Houston. He was not the first drummer for ZZ Top, but he did arrive before they recorded their first album, so he’s been on all of them. When Frank and Dusty moved to Houston they joined Billy Gibbons.

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This weekend on All Request Saturday Night we are going to feature ZZ Top in memory of Dusty Hill. So be sure and join us to as we remember Dusty and play lot’s of your favorite ZZ Top requests here on 94.9 WMMQ. All Request Saturday Night starts at 7pm.

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