Grammy-winning American bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn, who helped shape the blues and soul music scenes in the 1960s and 1970s, died Sunday in Tokyo. He was 70. A former member of legendary band Booker T and the MG's, Dunn died in his sleep in a hotel room in the Japanese capital after performing two shows at Blue Note Tokyo. As a house bass player at the Stax label in Memphis, Dunn's fingers worked the frets on a number of classics, including Elvis sessions on July 24 and 25 1973. As well as playing sessions with names like Neil Young, Eric Clapton and Jerry Lee Lewis, Dunn earned himself a little Hollywood glitter when he appeared as himself in "The Blues Brothers" starring comedians John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.
Donald 'Duck' Dunn Passed AwayMay 17, 2012 | People
kenny wrote on May 18, 2012
wasen`t this a few days ago now?? Most of the times you give us a news it`s old news. WHY? This use to be the best place to get new news, now it`s all old news.
Steve V wrote on May 18, 2012
Read 'As a house bass player at the Stax label in Memphis, Dunn's fingers worked the frets on a number of classics, including Elvis sessions on July 24 and 25 1973.' That's what it has to do with Elvis! Also he is one of the greatest bass players of all time and is on so many records it will blow your mind. Please a little repect for a great musician.
benny scott wrote on May 18, 2012
Well said Steve V. I'm afraid the JM-case is a hopeless one. Probably not a bad guy at all, but.....sigh!
GEORGE (GK) wrote on May 29, 2012
A talented man. We are losing too many of these greats.