One Third Of An Old Friend Is Gone – ZZ Top Suffers HUGE LOSS
I have grown up with classic rock - dodging my father's passion (country music) for all of my childhood. When there is a song that comes on the radio, it doesn't matter one bit if I have heard it a trillion times - every time I'm humming along, it stirs up emotions and memories that take me way back in your life. That's the power of music and no matter where you live, musicians, rock groups become part of your family.
One-Third of a good friend left us today
Sad news today - Joseph "Dusty" Hill passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas. According to Variety, the band's two other members - Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard made this 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
We are fortunate to have experienced ZZ TOP here in Bismarck
Scott McGowan, from our sister station Cool 98.7, told me back in the late '90s when he was working at another radio station in Minot, he took about 4 listeners on a road trip to Bismarck Event Center, to see the Bearded Men from TAY-HAAS in concert, however, Scott never got the chance - as he and his group were kicked out due to LOITERING (long story and I sure want to hear it).
ZZ Top is scheduled to be at Sturgis next month
As of right now, there is no word on if their show will be canceled - rumors are that somehow the Top will be there.
Perfect words for Dusty
A legend who played the bass for over 50 years for ZZ TOP, Dusty is now gone - Billy and Frank had an emotional finish of their statement:
You will be missed greatly, amigo
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