ZZ Top group guitarist dies in his sleep

The death has been announced of Dusty Hill, bass guitarist of well-known ZZ Top rock group.

Hill, 72, died in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas.

Known for his hair and beard, Hill played with the group for about 50 years.

The group was set up in 1969 and released 15 studio albums and four ‘live’ albums.

Besides Hill, the group also included Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard.

Songs for which the group will be remembered include “Gimme All Your Lovin'”, “Sleeping Bag” and “Viva Las Vegas”.

In 2004 the ZZ Top group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.