Dusty Hill of ZZ Top fame

By JJ
@myklj999 (61559)
Olney, Illinois
July 28, 2021 1:45pm CST
Dusty Hill, half of the bearded duo fronting the band ZZ Top, has passed away. I did not see this one coming at all. I've seen them live 5 times over the years, such a good band.
"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...
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@CarolDM (154285)
• United States
28 Jul
Another sad loss of a legend. Passing in your sleep would be the way to go I suppose. His music will live on.
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@myklj999 (61559)
• Olney, Illinois
28 Jul
Yep, that's how I hope I'll go, preferably not driving anywhere
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@CarolDM (154285)
• United States
28 Jul
@myklj999 Indeed.
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@spiderdust (11454)
• San Jose, California
28 Jul
Oh, wow! I hadn't heard about this until now. How sad.
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@myklj999 (61559)
• Olney, Illinois
28 Jul
Shocker, been listening to them forever
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@spiderdust (11454)
• San Jose, California
28 Jul
@myklj999 My first exposure to ZZ Top was actually through an SNL sketch with Father G(word I'm not allowed to type?) Sarducci, where he nominated ZZ Top as the Democratic presidential candidate.
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@myklj999 (61559)
• Olney, Illinois
28 Jul
@spiderdust Yes, the G thing can be considered a racial slur
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@xFiacre (9884)
• Ireland
28 Jul
@myklj999 Not such good news for any of us.
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@myklj999 (61559)
• Olney, Illinois
28 Jul
Nope, but there goes Keith Richards again...him and Betty White are gonna be the last two people on Earth
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@xFiacre (9884)
• Ireland
28 Jul
@myklj999 And they’ll have the onerous task of re-populating the earth? What will their kids look like?
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@LeaPea2417 (31855)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jul
Oh goodness, that is very sad.
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@myklj999 (61559)
• Olney, Illinois
28 Jul
Such a good band
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@LeaPea2417 (31855)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jul
@myklj999 I agree. I always liked listening to their songs.
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• United States
28 Jul
This is the first I've heard of it. Sad passing. Thanks for posting the news Myk.
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@myklj999 (61559)
• Olney, Illinois
28 Jul
ZZ had just announced it via facebook
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• United States
28 Jul
@myklj999 A sign we're growing old Myk. I was a punk kid when I began to listen to ZZ. Now I'm a punk old man and will listen again today.
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@FourWalls (35775)
• United States
28 Jul
So sad and shocking! I read he’d had hip surgery recently and wasn’t able to tour.
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@myklj999 (61559)
• Olney, Illinois
28 Jul
Yep.
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@allen0187 (53749)
• Philippines
17 Aug
2021 continues to hurt us in more ways that one. He is missed already.
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@JudyEv (253824)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Aug
I don't know the band but it's always sad when a music legend passes away.
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@mom210 (8408)
• United States
30 Jul
love ZZ top. what a shame.
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@LindaOHio (75324)
• United States
29 Jul
I read about this. Another one from our era...gone. So sad.
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@moffittjc (100277)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Jul
I have seen them three times over the years. I was shocked when I heard the news yesterday.
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@BarBaraPrz (33117)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Jul
Did you know his given names were Joseph Michael?
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@RasmaSandra (46385)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
28 Jul
So sad when big talents pass away, I loved seeing him on the show Bones,
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