ZZ Top's bassist Dusty Hill! Bio: News, Career, Networth, Personal life, Early life, Facts
Who is Dusty Hill?
Dusty Hill, the bassist, keyboardist, and co-vocalist with the American rock group ‘ZZ Top’ was born as Joseph Michael Hill in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Lakewood, East Dallas. Hill performed as a bassist and occasional lead vocalist for the band. In addition, he has also played some movies and television series.
How was the Early life of Dusty Hill?
fig: Dusty Hill with Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard
Hill was born in Dallas, Texas, the USA on May 19, 1949. He and his brother Rocky were raised in the Lakewood neighborhood of East Dallas. In his childhood, he attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas where he played the musical instrument Cello. Hill was a great fan of Elvis Presley since childhood.
How and when did Dusty Hill start his Career?
fig: Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons performing in a concert
Dusty Hill began his career with his brother Rocky Hill and future fellow member Frank Beard playing with local bands from Texas like the Warlocks, the Cellar Dwellers, and American Blues. In 1968, the band decided to explore by leaving the Dallas–Fort Worth area and they choose Houston as their new destination. At this time, misunderstanding aroused between two brothers as Rocky wanted to focus on “straight blues”, while Dusty wanted the band to rock more. So, Rocky left the band whereas Dusty and Beard moved to Houston, where they joined guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons of Houston psychedelic-rockers. After that, they formed new music band ZZ Top and released their first single in 1969.
Besides musical career he has also performed in films and television series like ‘Back to the Future Part III’ (1990) and also in an episode of the 11th season of ‘King of the Hill’ (1997), where Hank Hill Assistant Manager of Strickland Propane is supposed to be Dusty’s cousin.
What is the Net worth of Dusty Hill?
Fig: One for the house of Dusty Hill
Talking about Dusty’s wealth and property earned, he has earned plenty of money and fame from the music as well as movies. Currently, he holds an estimated net worth over $60 million. According to the source, Hill is the highest-paid musician in the world, pulling in an astonishing of $46 million between November 2017 and November 2018, a nearly $20 million lead over his closest competition.
The bassist owns lots of mansions and cars. His mansions include Dusty Hill Estate in San Leon which is worth $7 million and also in Williamson Country State worth $7.3 million Besides it, he also owns several other mansions in different locations.
Who is Dusty Hill married to Personal life?
Fig: Dusty hill with his wife Charleen McCrory
Dusty Hill married his longtime girlfriend, actress Charleen McCrory on 23rd March 2002. The couple did not have any child yet but we are expecting soon.
News/updates about Dusty Hill
Dusty Hill is having health issues in recent days due to which ZZ Top has postponed all of their upcoming 2017 shows. On Dec. 16, 1984, once Dusty Hill shot himself in the stomach in an embarrassing mishap that started when his girlfriend went to pull off his boot and his derringer dropped out, discharging in the fall and hitting him in the abdomen. After being checked into Houston’s Memorial City Hospital, Hill was attended by local doctors, who managed to get him stable, in fair condition before the bullet had too much time to wreak havoc on his internal organs.
Facts about Dusty Hill
Dusty Hill is currently 69 years old and not in the mood of retirement. He hasn’t shaved his beard since he was 19. Due to his childish face as said by the people around him, he has grown a long beard. In 2019 his band ZZ Top will be celebrating 50 years of its establishment. Currently, Dusty has stood himself as the top musician with highest earning and fame worldwide.
Keyboard PlayerBassistJoseph Michael "Dusty" HillCo-vocalistFrank BeardBilly GibbonsCharleen McCrory