He was born May 19, 1949 in Dallas, Texas.  Joseph Michael Hill turns 68 tomorrow. Blimpville knows him better as ‘Dusty’ from ZZ Top. Soon after ‘That Lil’ Ole Band from Texas’ formed in 1969, he became the bass player, co-vocalist and sometimes keyboardist . There were two other bass players in the band briefly, before he joined Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. Happy Birthday Dusty Hill!

Dusty has rocked Portland 13 times with ZZ over the years, from the very first show at the CCCC in 1977 to last summer on the Maine State Pier. Apparently, he likes to hang with the locals after the show and have fun while he's here too. Blimpsters have reported legendary sightings in the past at Yankee Lanes and Platinum Plus. "Lord take me dowtown! I'm just lookin' for some Tush!"