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#1 insolent cur

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 11:35 AM

rip to one of the most stalwart and solid bass players of all time: donald "duck" dunn. whether you realize it or not, you've heard his work. i was fortunate to see him hold down the deep end with some of my favorite musicians and bands over the years.


TOKYO -- 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.

#2 cassady



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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:16 PM

rip duck...........


#3 vinandtonic

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 01:54 PM


#4 Joker

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:03 PM


#5 sarah b.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:14 PM

<3 so sad. Love his work.

#6 Lostsailr

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:46 PM

Man, we're loosing a lot of greats this year.
Sad to hear this.

#7 jg

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:33 PM

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#9 Lemireacle

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:38 PM

A bass player with a sound powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline!!

RIP Duck :sad:

#10 PieDoh

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:39 PM

:duck: .....so sad...

only 70...


#11 DJ Easy Wind

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:39 PM

A sad day for music, indeed. RIP Donald 'Duck' Dunn...He was an original Blues Brother, as well as the bass player for Booker T & the MG's. He was a huge part of music history...Donald “Duck” Dunn, whose powerful bass notes built the foundation for hits like Otis Redding’s “Respect,” Sam and Dave’s “Soul Man” and Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally,” died Sunday morning in Tokyo. He was 70.

I had the pleasure of seeing Booker T. and The MG's as Neil Young's backing band at The Warfield in San Francisco in the 90's. That was some powerful shit! Pretty much the best Neil Young show I ever saw, with that explosive rhythm section! I'll always remember "Duck" Dunn was kinda freakin' me out cuz his head would jerk violently from side to side with each powerful note! Cool stuff.

RIP, brotha!

Read more: http://www.nydailyne...0#ixzz1ulgEP7a8

The MGs were also one of the most harmoniously integrated groups in rock ‘n’ roll and soul music, since Cropper and Dunn were white and Jones and Jackson were black

Read more: http://www.nydailyne...0#ixzz1ulehDCq9


#12 Jwheelz

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:51 PM


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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:26 PM

RIP DuckWe've lost so many great in such a short period of time :sad:

#14 crujonez

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:35 PM

RIP Duck. One of the great concerts I was ever at was CSNY2K in Philly, 5 rows back. Duck held it down

#15 Feesh

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:20 PM

Sad news! RIP Donald! :heart: