RIP Dusty Hill of ZZ Top

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  1. Junkyard Dog

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    Dude could pick! Almost every crappy sports bar band I have been in has had a ZZ Top song on the list. My favorite to play has always been Beer drinkers and hell raisers!
     
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    Condolences to his family…
    It will happen to us all.
    I suppose when my number comes up Tele-beeb won’t be missed too bad here.
    In the real world some lives will fall apart. I try to stay healthy in every way I can… for others.
     
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    Sad news, may he rest in peace and thanks for the music
     
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    R.I.P. Dusty what a cool dude. He was the best!
     
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    RIP
     
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    RIP Dusty, and thank you.

    It was 45 years ago, the 1st working band I was in, Sour Mash, we played southern rock around Southern New Jersey (late 70's). We were the only ones round here playing southern rock, and we packed 'em in. Skynyrd, Outlaws, Tucker, Dead, and 7 or 8 ZZ Top songs.

    Nobody gets out of this life alive.
     
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    Sad news for sure but the mention of Gibbons’ guitar tech filling in made me chuckle. He’s obviously heard those songs so often that he could play them in his sleep. :rolleyes:

    RIP Mr. Hill
     
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    Rip.....
     
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    Very sad news indeed.
    RIP
     
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    Tejas is an album that has always been a bit under the radar, but I love it.
    " Arrested for Driving While Blind"
    " It's Only Love"- great songs!

    When I first met my wife to be
    (1979!) she had an 8-track Stereo in her College apartment, with a milk crate full of tapes, 'CLUNK-CLUNK!!'
    and we played the heck out of all of them, let 'em play over and over...

    Tejas was a fave, she also had Fandango.
     
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    The harsh reality is that we won't be remembered that long after we pass from this life. How many families actually take time to visit graves or memorials of their previous generations?

    I recently ran into a 25 year old who is a great and smart person who had never seen Video of Elvis Presley. [He was born and grew up in the USA]
    It does not take very many generations to forget the past.
    Just an observation.
     
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    My Dusty Hill story
    I was visiting my friend Teri in Galveston. It was cold and nasty but we decided to go to the Sports Page to get a drink. Back in the pool room there was a godawful blue and pink taxidermied trout on the wall. Teri had to have it. So it came off the wall, into her coat and we left as this bearded guy comes out of the bathroom. He sees everything and winks at Teri. He follows us out (pretty weird) and we get about 3/4s down the block when someone runs out screaming he wants his fish back.

    The bearded guy says for Teri to give him the fish and her address. She does. The bartender catches up to us and demands the trout. We open out coats to show him we have nothing. He grumbles and goes back to the bar cursing into the night

    The next day around 11:00ish Teri’s doorbell rings. It’s the bearded guy with the fish. In the light of day (still crappy weather) I recognize Dusty Hill. He gives Teri the fish and tells to be careful what she steals in the future. He says he’s gotta go and goodbye. He gets into a cab and is gone
     
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    Sad, sad day.

    RIP, Dusty. Thanks for all the music.
     
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    Nice little story from Billy in Variety today:

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    Damn that sucks
     
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    ZZ Top became superstars in Germany and Europe after their European wide broadkasted "Rockpalast" gig on April 20s/21st 1980 in Essen, Germany (listen to Jesus just left Chicago - he mentiones "Essen"). This is an iconic gig most people between 55 and 70 remember. ZZ Top is so important, that Dustys death was reportet in the main ARD "Tagesschau" (most important news broadcast in Germany). Most musicians cry about Dustys death.

    The Rockpalast gig was during their Degüello Tour.



    There's also a cartoon about Dusty's death.
    God says: "I need such sunglasses too!"

    Dusty01.jpg
     
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    My first concert in about '74 at the old Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. I was walking past a guy passed out on a picnic table bench and he puked on my leg. Just can't seem to forget that.
     
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    RIP Mr HILL.
     
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    That's a fantastic turn of events. I'm happy for all of them, including Dusty, that they can see something they love continue.
     
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