Donald “Duck” Dunn, bassist for Booker T. & the M.G.’s, the crack studio group for Stax Records during its peak years and fantastic hit-makers in their own right, passed away May 13 in Tokyo while on tour with his longtime guitarist band mate Steve Cropper. He was 70.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Dunn was a member of the Royal Spades and the Mar-Keys before joining Booker T.
2012 has already been a harsh year in terms of the number of influential musicians we’ve lost, the latest of which was bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn who passed away in Tokyo this weekend at the age of 70. Dunn was an innovative four-st... Read Post
Legendary Booker T. and the M.G.’s bassist, Donald “Duck” Dunn, died early this morning while on tour in Tokyo. Dunn was 70. The death was confirmed by Steve Cropper, who played guitar for Booker T. and the M.G.’s.... Read Post