My Tribute to a Great Musician

Sadly, as most of us already know, Dusty Hill of ZZ Top passed away just the other day. I feel as if this is the end of an era. During the last few years, many great musicians have left this world- Tom Petty, Eddie Van Halen, and now, Dusty Hill.

Like writing, music was another thing that helped me survive bullying years ago. It was one of my escapes and I don’t know what I would’ve done without either one.

So, here’s my tribute to ZZ Top and to the music I’m so blessed to have grown up listening to!

RIP Dusty Hill!

26 thoughts on “My Tribute to a Great Musician

  1. Hello Cherie That was a good track to play for Dusty Hill From ZZ Top. One of the best rock bands of our age. I loved their music and had most of it. On Eight track and cassette. The radio played them very often. Yes, we are losing some the major rock icons of our age and times. May he Rest In Peace !!

    • Thank you, James! I’ve always loved ZZ Top and I even have their Greatest Hits CD. The Cover is featured in the top song video in the post. “My Heads in Mississippi” is one of my favorite tracks from the CD along with Sleeping Bag, Rough Boy and few others.

    • Amen, Leon. We’ve lived through such a great era of music! I love the sounds of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. After the millennium turned, however, music went to pot!

  2. ZZ Top was a favorite of mine too. So many of the big names have passed in the last year – makes me feel old… I’m listening to all the albums – so glad I bought vinyl as the 8-track and cassettes have worn out and become obsolete!

  3. There was an episode of King of the Hill where Dusty Hill was Hank’s cousin who he didn’t get along with… I always think it’s funny when they make fictional characters be supposedly related to real celebrities with the same last name.

  4. In 2002 I remember losing it when John Entwistle, bass player of the Who, died in Las Vegas, over a month before my first Who concert at the Garden. So many emotions I experienced…anger, bitterness, shock, grief…you name it.

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