ZZ Top, bassist Dusty Hill, the most famous beard in rock, has died

July 29, 2021

IS morto Dusty Hill, bassist of the group ZZ Top for over half a century. The musician was 72 years old.

“We are saddened by the news of the death of our Compadre, Dusty Hill, who died in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas,” announce the other two members of the band. Billy Gibbons e Frank Beard, from the group’s official website. “We, along with the many ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your presence, your good cheer and the enduring commitment to giving TOP that monumental bass contribution. We will be forever linked to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C ”, reads the site. “We will miss you very much, amigo.”

The formation of ZZ Top has never changed since the group was born in 1969. In over half a century of activity, the band has ranged from one genre to another, evolving from the original matrix linked to blues and Texan country.

Of him remain immortal passages such as Tush. His long beard, so that Billy Gibbons, had become so famous that Gibbons remembered the fabulous offer that the Gillette he advanced to the gang: a million dollars to shave into an advertisement. Trash offer.

The band, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, sold 50 million records winning too tre MTV Video Music Awards.

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