ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, one of Texas blues rock beards, has died at his home in Houston, the band has announced. He was 72 years old.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, drummer and drummer Billy Gibbons said Hill Beard died in his sleep.
“We, together with the ZZ Top fan bases around the world, will miss out on your strong presence, good nature and lasting commitment to giving this beautiful place to the” Top “,” wrote some members of his team.
“You will be missed greatly, amigo,” they added.
They did not give a reason for the death, but a July 21 post on the club’s website said Hill was “on a short trip back to Texas, to deal with the hip issue”.
At the time, the band said that long-term guitar technology, Elwood Francis, would incorporate bass, slide guitar and harmonica.
Born Joe Michael Hill in Dallas, he, the Gibbons and Beard founded the ZZ Top in Houston in 1969.
The group released their debut album, titled ZZ Top’s First Album, in 1970.
Three years later it found its success, La Grange, an order to Chicken Ranch, a notorious brothel on the outskirts of Texas that name.
The group continued to burn songs such as Tush in 1975, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs and Gimme All Your Lovin ‘in 1983, and Rough Boy and Sleeping Bag in 1985.
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The band’s 1976 Worldwide Texas Tour, with its Texas-style stage with chemical flowers, snakes and tall cattle, was one of the most successful rock trips in a decade.
The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
“These cats are immersed in beauty, and so am I,” said Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, as he introduced the band at the Hall.
“These cats know what they look like and can dress them up.
“When I first saw them, I thought, ‘I hope these people don’t run away, because that hiding won’t be okay.'”
That look – with all three members wearing black sunglasses and two long sportsmen, wispy beards and Stetson hats – became the epitome of the New Yorker cartoon and as a joke on The Simpsons.