Dusty Hill, one of many founding members of the legendary Nineteen Seventies rock group ZZ Prime, has died, his bandmates introduced on Wednesday. He was 72 years outdated.
Hill, a bassist and vocalist for the band whose hits embody Legs and Gimme All Your Lovin’, handed away in his sleep whereas at dwelling in Houston, Texas.
His demise was introduced on Wednesday by his bandmates, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard, who shared the unhappy information on Instagram.
Hill’s demise comes after the musician needed to drop out of current ZZ Prime exhibits when he was taking good care of a hip damage.
At the moment, the band stated its longtime guitar tech, Elwood Francis, would fill in on bass, slide guitar and harmonica.
It isn’t identified if his demise is expounded to his restoration from the damage.
A ZZ Prime live performance scheduled for Wednesday night time on the CCNB Amphitheatre in Simpsonville, South Carolina has been canceled.
Followers who purchased tickets via TicketMaster and Reside Nation will routinely have their purchases refunded.
The ZZ Prime live performance scheduled for Friday at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Alabama has not been canceled, although the venue encourages followers to examine the band’s social media and the amphitheater’s net web page for any modifications.
Unhappy loss: One of many founding members of the legendary Nineteen Seventies rock group ZZ Prime died this week. Dusty Hill, a bassist and vocalist for the band, died in his sleep whereas at dwelling in Houston, Texas. Seen in 2010
Arduous to share: ‘We’re saddened by the information immediately that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has handed away in his sleep at dwelling in Houston, TX,’ the be aware started
Hill is seen left alongside bandmate Billy Gibbons throughout an look in Paris in 2012
‘We’re saddened by the information immediately that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has handed away in his sleep at dwelling in Houston, TX,’ the be aware started.
‘We, together with legions of ZZ Prime followers around the globe, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring dedication to offering that monumental backside to the “Prime.”
‘We are going to ceaselessly be related to that Blues Shuffle in C. You may be missed tremendously, amigo.’
Born Joe Michael Hill in Dallas, he, Gibbons and Beard shaped ZZ Prime in Houston within the late Nineteen Seventies.
So far as Dusty stepping away from current exhibits, the band shared the information on social media.
The trio: The information was shared by his bandmates, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard on Wednesday. The picture above exhibits the band in 1984. From left: Hill, Gibbons and Beard
‘The members of ZZ Prime, Billy, and Frank, want to share that Dusty, their fearless Bass participant, is on a brief detour again to Texas, to handle a hip difficulty,’ it was famous.
‘They await a speedy restoration and have him again pronto.’
Dusty goes far again with the band. He was one of many founding members of ZZ Prime in 1969.
Hill was the lead bass participant and secondary lead vocalist for he tremendous group which has the hit tune Legs.
They turned widespread within the Nineteen Seventies and did very effectively within the Eighties. Their signature was very lengthy beards on two of the band members, Hill and Gibbons.
Tops: ZZ Prime launched Tres Hombres in 1973, which reached the No. 8 place on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Their high hits from that had been La Grange and Jesus Simply Left Chicago. The band is seen above on this undated file photograph. From left: Beard, Gibbons, and Hill
Older days: Hill of ZZ Prime relaxes within the dressing room after performing on the Georgia Southern School Coliseum in Statesboro, Georgia in 1973
Final week, the band introduced on social media that Hill was nursing a ‘hip difficulty’ which pressured them to switch him throughout a current present
ZZ Prime launched Tres Hombres in 1973, which reached the No. 8 place on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Their high hits from that had been La Grange and Jesus Simply Left Chicago.
On their album Eliminator, they’d the huge hits Gimme All Your Lovin’ and Sharp Dressed Man in addition to Legs.
ZZ Prime’s discography numbers 15 albums, a number of of which received awards.
In 2004, ZZ Prime was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame.
Replace: There’s a present scheduled for Wednesday night time in Simpsonville, South Carolina. It isn’t but identified if it can proceed. The picture above exhibits Gibbons (left) and Hill (proper) in 2014
The three of us: Their signature was very lengthy beards on two of the band members, Hill and Gibbons. From left: Gibbons, Beard, and Hill in 2016