https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/zz-top-bassist-dusty-hill-dead-obit-1203694/ Dusty Hill Dusty Hill, the longtime bassist for the rock band ZZ Top, died in late July at 72. His bandmates Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons said in a statement, "We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the 'Top'. We will forever be connected to that 'Blues Shuffle in C.'" They added, "You will be missed greatly, amigo." Hill was born in Dallas and founded ZZ Top with Beard and Gibbons in 1969, after he and Beard moved to Houston. Known for their blues-influenced rock & roll, the band achieved crossover success in the 1980s when they became MTV stalwarts with hits like "Gimme all Your Lovin'" and "Sharp Dressed Man," which had stylish videos to match.