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How the Late ZZ Top Member Dusty Hill Was a Cowboy at Heart

Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising the ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill was nothing but a cowboy under that big hat, beard and sunglasses. After all, he was from Texas. Since Hill’s passing on July 28, 2021, the rock community has been adamant about honoring the legendary bassist in just about every way they can. As it turns out, we can add “dedicated horse owner and father” to the long list of his attributes. Although you wouldn’t see the ZZ Top star hurling a lasso overhead, Hill was what his good friend Jeff Lewis called “an owner with an appreciation of the reining industry.”
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Remembering ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill

Dusty Hill, who passed away on July 28, was born Joseph Michael Hill in Dallas on May 19, 1949. He and his older brother Rocky were raised by their mother, Myrl, who moved the family to Memphis when Dusty was five. By night she was a nightclub singer and by day and she worked in a café that was frequented by a talented youngster named Elvis Presley.
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ZZ Top Classics Scale Billboard Charts After Bassist Dusty Hill's Death

'La Grange' tops Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, while best-of set 'Goin' 50' reaches the Billboard 200 for the first time. ZZ Top rises on multiple Billboard charts dated Aug. 14, including to No. 1 on Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, following the first full data tracking week after the July 28 death of bassist Dusty Hill.
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Billy Joel Honors Dusty Hill on Return to Stage

Billy Joel paid tribute to ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill when he returned to the stage on August 4, 2021. The Piano Man’s performance at Boston’s Fenway Park was his first full-length concert since March 6, 2020. The 24-song set included such classic rock favorites as “You May Be Right,” “Uptown Girl,” and “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant.”
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News Bites: Dusty Hill, Ray Fosse, ‘KokeFest.’

News Bites for August 6... ...SummitMedia classic rock “107.7 The Eagle” WSFR Louisville is petitioning the Mayor’s Office and Louisville Metro Parks to honor recently deceased ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill with the renaming of “The Dusty Hill Stage at Iroquois Amphitheater.” Hill passed away just 10 days after his final show, which was at the venue on July 18. “Rock and roll legends never die… They live on through their music and in our memories,” OM Cagle said in a release. “Classic rock 107.7 The Eagle wants to memorialize Dusty in true rock and roll fashion by naming the last stage he played on ‘The Dusty Hill Stage at Iroquois Amphitheater.’”
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ZZ Top Plays First Concert Following the Death of Longtime Bassist Dusty Hill

ZZ Top played its first concert following the death of longtime bassist Dusty Hill. On Friday (July 30), the legendary Texas blues-rock band performed live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where Elwood Francis, the group's guitar tech of 20 years, filled in for Hill. During the show, guitarist Billy Gibbons expressed the late bass player's desire for the band to continue on after his passing.
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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Willie Robertson Remembers Dusty Hill of ZZ Top: ‘Our Beards Bowed Down’

On Thursday, Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson opened up about the loss of his good friend and ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill who passed away on July 28. Robertson spoke about his bearded brother with FOX News recently. He said his friend’s death took him back to the last time they got to hang out. The Duck Commander CEO attended ZZ Top’s 50th-anniversary show that just so happened to be Hill’s 70th birthday party as well. The event was about two years ago, but Robertson has been connected to Hill and ZZ Top for much longer.
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Dusty Hill wasn’t his usual self the last time ZZ Top performed on stage. The music world still is stunned by the bearded bassist’s death. TMZ obtained video of Hill’s final appearance on stage with the legendary rock band and published the clip, Sunday. If anything, it explains that the ZZ Top bassist was feeling poorly in the days before his death.
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ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Had Tough Time Performing Weeks Before Death

Here's the last time ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill performed with the band before his death ... and you can tell something's just not right with him. TMZ obtained this video from ZZ Top's last concert with Dusty -- July 18 at the Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, KY -- and he's clearly having a tough time performing in what would ultimately be his final gig.
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Dusty Hill, hirsute bassist whose raw-boned style was the foundation of Texan rockers ZZ Top – obituary

Dusty Hill, who has died aged 72, was the bassist in ZZ Top, the witty, bearded Texan rock trio who enjoyed a half-century of success. ZZ Top was formed by three teenagers in Houston in 1969, and their blues-based rock became noted for its dynamic instrumental interplay and sly, observational lyrics. Quickly catching on in Texas, they became one of the most successful American bands of the 1970s.
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