Monday, May 14, 2012

Vale: Donald 'Duck' Dunn.

Reports from Tokyo suggest Dunn has passed away in his sleep, aged 70.

Best known for his membership of The Blues Brothers Band with Belushi and Ackroyd, Dunn came from Booker T and the MGs, as well as playing on many, many STAX singles, such as Respect, by Otis Redding.

In later years, as a session man, his bass was heard on tracks by everyone from Tom Petty to Neil Young and Eric Clapton.

I never got to see him play live, but as a regular 'Blues Brother' at the Valhalla Cinema during the mid 80s, I must have seen him on that film well over 200 times. (I stopped counting at 186.) Pipe firmly in mouth, bass grooving along with Willie Hall's drums. Amazing.

 A talented player. He will be missed.

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