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13 May 2012 @ 06:50 am
R.I.P. Donald "Duck" Dunn  
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.

I have been a huge fan of Dun's work for a long, long time. He was one of the reasons that a part of me has always wanted to play bass. I loved the Mg's; he was great with the Blues Brothers; any time he was playing, I listened. He was a character and a half, and by all accounts, a great guy. Such a loss.

Rest easy, Duck.