Sunday, May 13, 2012

RIP Donald "Duck" Dunn

One of the world's greatest bass players has passed away.

Donald "Duck" Dunn, bass player for Booker T and the MG's (the house band for Stax Records) passed away in his sleep in Tokyo, Japan at age 70.

I've long admired his subtle yet effective playing style and played many of his songs myself. He was a legend among musicians and a wonderful ambassador for American music.

You are missed, Donald. Say hello to Otis Reading for us. And Roy Orbison, and Jimi Hendrix, and Levon Helm, and...

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