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ZZ Top bassist dead at 72

28 July 2021

Dusty Hill, the bass player of US blues-rock band ZZ Top, has died at the age of 72.

Bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard said that Hill died in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas. They did not give further details.

Earlier in July, ZZ Top had announced that Hill would not play some upcoming shows due to a hip injury.

Born Joseph Michael Hill, the bassist and singer was a founder member of the band in 1969, going on to appear on 15 studio and four live albums, and hit singles like Gimme All Your Lovin’, Sharp Dressed Man, and Legs.