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Dusty Hill

Birth date: May 19, 1949
Birth country: United States
Birth place: Dallas, Texas.
Instruments: Backing vocals, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals


ZZ Top (1969 - present)
American Blues (1968 - 1969)
Cellar Dwellers (1967)


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      Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill is the bassist and co-vocalist with the American rock group ZZ Top.

       Dusty Hill was born in Texas on May 19th 1949. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School. He is also known as “Duster”, or as commonly as “The Dust”. Hill can play many types of equipment such as bass guitar, computer keyboard, guitar, saxophone, and bass clarinet.

      Along with his sibling Rocky Hill and upcoming other ZZ Top participant Frank Beard, Dusty Hill performed in the regional groups - The Warlocks, The Cellar Dwellers, and  American Blues. From 1966 to 1968, American Blues played the Dallas-Fort Worth-Houston circuit.

    In 1968, the band decided to leave the Dallas–Fort Worth area and relocate to Houston. At this time, however, guitarist Rocky Hill wanted to focus on "straight blues", while Dusty wanted the band to rock more. Rocky left the band and Dusty and Beard moved to Houston, joining guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons of Houston psychedelic-rockers Moving Sidewalks in the recently formed ZZ Top just after they released their first single in 1969.

     Dusty Hill's on-screen appearances include Back to the Future Part IIIMother Goose Rock 'n' RhymeWWE Raw and Deadwood, and as himself in the 11th-season episode of King of the Hill,

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