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Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:04 PM

Dusty Hill, bass player for ZZ Top passes away.

He was 72. https://deadline.com/2021/07/dusty-hill-dead-zz-top-bassist-1234801567/

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Reply Dusty Hill, bass player for ZZ Top passes away. (Original post)
Mr.Bill Jul 2021 OP
GPV Jul 2021 #1
gohuskies Jul 2021 #2
ProfessorGAC Jul 2021 #3
Mr.Bill Jul 2021 #8
ProfessorGAC Jul 2021 #14
flying rabbit Jul 2021 #41
Johonny Jul 2021 #42
Blue_true Jul 2021 #44
kentuck Jul 2021 #4
lapfog_1 Jul 2021 #5
Bayard Jul 2021 #17
LineLineLineReply .
JHB Jul 2021 #26
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 2021 #6
Uncle Joe Jul 2021 #7
ruet Jul 2021 #9
GoCubsGo Jul 2021 #10
Mr.Bill Jul 2021 #11
TheProle Jul 2021 #13
UpInArms Jul 2021 #16
Progressive Jones Jul 2021 #33
CentralMass Jul 2021 #12
Goonch Jul 2021 #15
brewens Jul 2021 #18
edbermac Jul 2021 #19
abqtommy Jul 2021 #20
demtenjeep Jul 2021 #21
Traildogbob Jul 2021 #22
Sucha NastyWoman Jul 2021 #23
Mr.Bill Jul 2021 #29
ancianita Jul 2021 #24
Progressive Jones Jul 2021 #36
Escurumbele Jul 2021 #25
kentuck Jul 2021 #30
Roisin Ni Fiachra Jul 2021 #40
Hulk Jul 2021 #27
ashredux Jul 2021 #28
SYFROYH Jul 2021 #31
kentuck Jul 2021 #32
demtenjeep Jul 2021 #34
TexasBushwhacker Jul 2021 #35
NightWatcher Jul 2021 #37
Liberal In Texas Jul 2021 #38
IrishAfricanAmerican Jul 2021 #39
kentuck Jul 2021 #43

Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:06 PM

1. Rip, sir

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:06 PM

2. Very sad to hear this news

ZZ Top has had an amazing run. Dusty will be missed greatly.

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Response to gohuskies (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:08 PM

3. Yeah. I Think The Band Died Today, Too

I can't imagine Billy & Frank going on without him.
RIP, Dusty.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:15 PM

8. I think they were longest running band on their level

with the original members.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:25 PM

14. IIRC, 1969

So 52 years with the same members.
Hard to fathom any band beating that.
Whether through argument, death, or ego many long term bands lost a member, or two. But, on they went as a band.
ZZ went 52 years!!! Same 3 guys!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 10:31 PM

41. Saw them in 2013

They pointed out that they had been together 4 decades. Rare air. Much applause, damn good show.

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Response to flying rabbit (Reply #41)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 11:21 PM

42. I saw them twice

they were a great live act. Just the three of them and it was great.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 12:02 AM

44. The thing that kill bands that rise to the top is fame.

The members then get into an ego contest about who is most important to the bandís success.

The great thing about ZZ is they just liked smashing their Texas Rock and that appeared to be the most important thing to them.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:10 PM

4. Bummer...

My favorite boogie band.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:11 PM

5. Love ZZ Top



signature move

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:37 PM

17. They did that move in, "Back to the Future".

A sad day.....

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Response to Bayard (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:43 PM

26. .

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:11 PM

6. Oh, man that friggin SUCKS!

Pass gently, Dusty, and thanks for the decades of great music.

The world just lost a great one!



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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:12 PM

7. RIP Dusty

Thanks for the thread Mr. Bill

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:16 PM

9. The Hits Just Keep Coming. -NT-

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:17 PM

10. Aw, geez....

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:17 PM

11. I grieve not only for him,

but for all those who never got to see ZZ Top live. There was nothing like them. I saw them probably over 20 times and they were the real deal.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:21 PM

13. RIP Hellraiser

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:35 PM

16. Saw them on their Legs tour in Austin

So much fun Ö

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:59 PM

33. Same here, Brother. RIP Dusty. nt

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:20 PM

12. Bummer.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 03:35 PM

15. Sharp Dressed Man

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 04:14 PM

18. I saw them in Spokane on their Degueello tour. I wanted to see them years later when they came

around but couldn't make it. For my taste, I saw them in their prime, but I loved the later stuff too. Great show but my ears rang for two days after!

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 04:22 PM

19. Well that most certainly sucks.

Rock on, dude.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 04:36 PM

20. I've seen and enjoyed the ZZ Top documentary more than once. Dusty died at the same age

I am now and was much too young to die. But video and audio guarantee that he and his band mates will live forever.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 04:46 PM

21. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


that was the last concert we were supposed to see before the pandemic shut everything down


ZZTop and Def Leppard



GOD NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:20 PM

22. 😞😢

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:24 PM

23. Damn, there's one on my bucket list

That I wonít get to do.

Great things come out of Texas sometimes.

But also some of the worst things.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:49 PM

29. I have relatives in Texas

and visit them sometimes. I must admit the everyday people there are very friendly and nice. It's very easy to get caught up in the whole Texas culture thing. Once I was there and I almost bought a cowboy hat. That was a close call.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:35 PM

24. RIP Dusty Badass Hill -- Thank you, thank you for the badass beats.



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Response to ancianita (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 06:01 PM

36. I was at this show. What a day! RIP Dusty. nt

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:37 PM

25. My favorite song from them "Blue Jean Blues"

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:50 PM

30. My favorite also!

Not ZZ with Dusty.

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 07:27 PM

40. My favorite too.

Billy Gibbons guitar tone on the song is fantastic.

RIP Dusty

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:45 PM

27. Adios...

 

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:47 PM

28. Sorry to hear that. They are my go to guys is on my playlist

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:50 PM

31. Dang it. I have tix to see ZZTop in November.

RIP Dusty. I tried to see you before the big sleep. My loss.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 05:51 PM

32. La Grange

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 06:00 PM

34. We saw them about 10 years ago. While standing in the merch line some young girls said they wanted

 

the shirts with the old guys on them....


her dad said "This is who we are here to see"

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 06:00 PM

35. Over 50 years with their original line up

To be honest, since he was diagnosed and treated for Hepatitis C in 2020, I really didn't expect him to make it this long. I'm sure glad he did.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 06:02 PM

37. If we live long enough we'll see everyone we know die.

Going to go listen to some tunes.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 07:03 PM

38. RIP. Saw them at one of my former hangouts. Just leaving as I was going in.

Getting into the limo. Frist thought was who are the guys with the beards....OH, it's THEM!

Bartender said they came in all the time (it was an upscale restaurant.)

Obit said he died in his sleep. No other details.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 07:22 PM

39. RIP Bass Man!








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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 11:30 PM

43. I saw ZZ Top in Atlanta about 45 years ago...

They had about 75 tons of equipment, including long-horn steers and rattlesnakes.

Billy Gibbons had the rattlesnake in a cage below the mic stand and he began his story. "I was on my way to Atlanta Georgia and I ran across this rattlesnake. "Don't step on me Billy! Take me to Atlanta and let me boogie woogie with you!"

I believe that is the show where my eardrums were probably damaged?

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