Blues Brother Dies


Dunn, Second from Right with Booker T and the MGs

Legendary bassist and Booker T. and the MGs member Donald “Duck” Dunn died this morning in Tokyo at the age of 70. Dunn’s death was announced by his friend and fellow MG, guitarist Steve Cropper. “Today I lost my best friend, the world has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live.” Dunn was house bassist at the Stax label in the ’60s and played on an amazing array of soul-pop classics including Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay,” Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour,” and Sam and Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Comin’.” By the early ’70s, Dunn had established himself as a much in-demand session musician and would go on to back Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, and many others.

Read more at ew.com.  And check out this great Donald Dunn playlist below or click here to just let it all play.

18 comments
AssWhack!
AssWhack!

Ohhhhhhhhhh Sexxxxxxxxy Girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl Friennnnnnnnnnnnnd!!!!  BONSAI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Darn Dude
Darn Dude

"Jake ain't lying though. We had a band powerful enough to turn goat piss into gasoline."

TyWanon
TyWanon

Ok, On THIS Interrobituary I got an Alibi...I was sitting on the Dock of the Bay

RN Eric
RN Eric

That man could play the bass powerful enough to turn goat-piss into gasoline!

 

Scoot over, goddamit.

Perrynoid
Perrynoid

God must have needed the best groove pocket machine ever made

Narc Zito
Narc Zito

Isn't this story 30 years old?

Then_Comparison
Then_Comparison

They probably got Pecker Dicks out of his alcohol induced coma a little prematurely for a sunday because On "hip hug her" video as it shows all the members it has the original bassist, Lewie Steinberg not the duck. 

Elwood
Elwood

Met him backstage in 2000 when he was touring with CSN&Y. It was a privilege I won't forget. RIP...

Franktabulous
Franktabulous

He was a cool cat. Didn't he smoke a pipe? Cool level is immediately +5 if u smoke a pipe.

RFGvac
RFGvac

Man, I fear we're entering a time where we're going to see a lot of legends pass.  RIP, Duck.  You were a monster. 

Foggy_Otis
Foggy_Otis

RIP Duck. Thank you for all the joy and music.

danner1515
danner1515

Sad news. No one rocked a pipe harder than he did.