Dusty Hill

American bassist (1949-2021)

Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill (May 19, 1949 – July 28, 2021) was an American musician and singer for in the rock band ZZ Top.[1] He had also made many voice guest appearance such as in King of the Hill and has been in movies such as Back to the Future III.

Dusty Hill
Dusty Hill performing live in July 2010
Dusty Hill performing live in July 2010
Background information
Birth nameJoseph Michael Hill
Also known as"Duster", "The Dust"
Born(1949-05-19)May 19, 1949
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
DiedJuly 28, 2021(2021-07-28) (aged 72)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
GenresHard rock, blues rock, rock
Occupation(s)bassist, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar, keyboards, vocals, guitar, saxophone, bass clarinet
Years active1966–2021
LabelsRhino/WEA, RCA, Warner Bros., London
Associated actsZZ Top, Willy & the Wolves, Freddie King, The Warlocks, The Cellar Dwellers, American Blues

Hill was born on May 19, 1949 in Dallas, Texas. He studied at Woodrow Wilson High School. In 2002, Hill married Charleen McCrory.

Hill died in his sleep on July 28, 2021 in Houston, Texas at the age of 72.[2] Before his death, he suffered a hip injury.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Koda, Cub. "ZZ Top". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  2. Moore, Sam (July 28, 2021). "Dusty Hill death: ZZ Top bassist dies aged 72". The Independent. Archived from the original on July 28, 2021. Retrieved July 28, 2021.
  3. Wilkening, Matthew (July 28, 2021). "Dusty Hill Insisted ZZ Top Not Break Up Following His Death". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved July 28, 2021.

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