Donald Duck Dunn Died

aaajn

Silver Member
http://news.yahoo.com/bass-player-donald-duck-dunn-dies-tokyo-083312513.html


I first saw this guy on the Blues Brothers movie. He played with Booker T. and the MG's. I really liked this guy.

TOKYO (AP) — Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, has died in Tokyo. He was 70.

Dunn was in Tokyo for a series of shows. News of his death was posted on the Facebook site of his friend and fellow musician Steve Cropper, who was on the same tour. Cropper said Dunn died in his sleep.

Miho Harasawa, a spokeswoman for Tokyo Blue Note, the last venue Dunn played, confirmed he died alone early Sunday. She had no further details.

Dunn, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1941, performed on recordings with Eric Clapton, Neil Young and many others, and specialized in blues, gospel and soul. He played himself in the 1980 hit movie "The Blues Brothers."

He received a lifetime achievement Grammy award in 2007 for his work with Booker T. and the MGs.
 
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PDPx7Drummer

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That's a shame, I've heard of the band but never heard anything from them. R.I.P
 

eddypierce

Senior Member
RIP Duck. I'm a huge fan of Stax/Volt, and Duck has always been one of my favorite bass players. He was a major influence on a lot of musicians.

Here's my favorite clip of Booker T. and the MGs, which not only features a rocking Duck Dunn, but also the immortal Al Jackson, Jr. on drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kgBgX5HsqU

I dig how they segue into another tune in the middle, before returning to the original groove.
 

con struct

Platinum Member
RIP Duck. I'm a huge fan of Stax/Volt, and Duck has always been one of my favorite bass players. He was a major influence on a lot of musicians.

Here's my favorite clip of Booker T. and the MGs, which not only features a rocking Duck Dunn, but also the immortal Al Jackson, Jr. on drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kgBgX5HsqU

I dig how they segue into another tune in the middle, before returning to the original groove.
Oh, that was great. Takes me back to when I was a kid.
 

aaajn

Silver Member
RIP Duck. I'm a huge fan of Stax/Volt, and Duck has always been one of my favorite bass players. He was a major influence on a lot of musicians.

Here's my favorite clip of Booker T. and the MGs, which not only features a rocking Duck Dunn, but also the immortal Al Jackson, Jr. on drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kgBgX5HsqU

I dig how they segue into another tune in the middle, before returning to the original groove.
What a great clip, thumbs in the air, cool clothes.... Thanks.
 
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