Requiescat in pace, Donald “Duck” Dunn.
REMEMBERING DONALD “DUCK” DUNN.
by BBG Donald "Duck" Dunn in Blues Brothers Today I lost my best friend, the World has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live. Duck Dunn died in his sleep Sunday morning May 13 in Tokyo Japan...
Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist for Booker T & the M.G.'s, died over the weekend. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts explains the power behind one of the musician's best bass lines, on "Time Is Tight."
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-stringer whose work as a member of the Stax Records house band and as part of Booker T. Show More Summary
Donald “Duck” Dunn, the great soul session bassist and Booker T & The MG’s member, died in his sleep on Sunday in Tokyo. On tour in Japan, he’d just played a double show at the city’s Blue Note club. No causes have been revealed. Dunn was 70. Dunn started out in the early ’60s, playing [...]
Donald “Duck” Dunn, who brought the gritty, soulful Memphis sound to popular music as a bassist with Booker T. and the MGs, died at the age of 70 while on tour in Tokyo, according to the Associated Press. Read full article >>
Donald “Duck” Dunn, the legendary bass player for rock band Booker T. and the M.G.’s, died early Sunday morning while on tour in Japan. He was 70. The SF Chronicle reports that Dunn, also session player known for working with some of the best musicians in the business, passed away after finishing two shows at [...]Show More Summary
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. Show More Summary
As a member of Booker T. And The MGs, Donald "Duck" Dunn played with one of the best bands in rock, soul, and plain old human history. As the band's bassist, he was buried way down deep in a groove made famous by singers like Otis Redding, Sam And Dave, Wilson Pickett, and countless other greats of the '60s and '70s. Show More Summary
According to BBC News: Bass guitarist Donald “Duck” Dunn, who played with Booker T and the MGs, has died in Tokyo aged 70. The MGs were the house band for Stax Records, and Dunn can be heard on songs such as Otis Redding’s Respect and...Show More Summary
(NEW YORK) — Donald “Duck” Dunn, the bassist who helped create the gritty Memphis soul sound at Stax Records in the 1960s as part of the legendary group Booker T. and the MGs and contributed to such classics as “In the Midnight Hour,” ”Hold On I’m Coming” and “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay,” [...]
When I was a boy on Beale Street, we had no electric street lamps. It was the era of the gaslight, and every evening towards dark, the lamplighter would come along with his cart. Frequently, night would overtake him as he proceeded slowly...Show More Summary
USA Today: 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. Show More Summary
Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist best know to the '80s generation as a member of the The Blues Brothers, died Sunday at age 70. On tour in Tokyo, the respected musician died in his sleep, according to the Associated Press. "Today I lost...Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) Donald “Duck” Dunn was the bassist who played on just about every great record produced at Stax in the 1960?s. He joined the Stax house band — Booker T. & the MG’s (Booker T. Jones on organ, Steve Cropper on guitar and Al Jackson on drums) — in 1964. Dunn and the crew backed Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King and the other great Stax artists at the heart
Title: Various Artist: Donald Today is a sad day for anyone that ever touched a bass guitar. RIP 'Duck' Dunn.
Bass player Donald "Duck" Dunn, best known for his stints with Booker T & the MGs and The Blues Brothers, died in his sleep following a performance in Tokyo. He was 70.To read the rest of this obituary, please check out The Spectacle Blog.
The incomparably rhythmic bass player Donald "Duck" Dunn, who was the soul of Booker T's rhythm section and the heart of the Blues Brothers' band, is dead. He died on tour with Steve "The Colonel" Cropper, also of the Blues Brothers, in Japan. He was 70. His friend and fellow musician Steve Cropper, who was [...]
Donald “Duck” Dunn, who died Sunday at age 70 in Tokyo only hours after playing his final show with longtime friend Steve Cropper, was part of one of soul music’s greatest rhythm sections.