Sunday, April 21, 2024

RIP Dusty Hill, 72, ZZ Top Bass Player Formed One Third of Band’s Famed Trio


The Rock world is mourning the loss of Dusty Hill, one third of ZZ Top, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He and Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard comprised Texas’s best known trio, internationally loved. Dusty died in his sleep at age 72.

ZZ Top with their beards and raw crunching blues changed the world of music. Their first hit, which launched many, was Sam & Dave’s “I Thank You.” See below. RIP.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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