Joseph “Dusty” Hill, ZZ Top’s bassist for more than 50 years, has died, the group’s longtime rep confirmed. No cause of death was cited. The band’s Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard issued a statement: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at...
I remember shooting with them at that old, broken down range that used to be on Boss Gaston Road off HWY 6, just north of 90. They liked my .44 Magnums and my .308 pistols so I was happy to let them fire away.
Dusty Hill was banging the daughter of the range owner so they were out there all the time. Well, until Dusty was about to get it on with her in the owner's trailer on the property. She pulled off his boot and a derringer fell out, landed on the hammer, and shot him in the stomach.
I didn't see them out there all that much after that.
AFAIK, that entire area has been completely wiped clean and is nothing but cloned suburbia these days. The range is gone and forgotten but the legend of Dusty Hill will live forever.