Current Weather - 12:45 PM ~ mostly cloudy ~ Temp 80.2º ~ Humidity 28% ~ Winds E 4.0mph ~ Max Gust 16.1mph
Todays Extremes - High 83.7º ~ Low 51.7º ~ Rain Today 0.00" ~ Season 0.00 ~ Snow Today 0.00" ~ Season 0"
LATEST ALERTS (whats this?)

(Click alert for more info)


Remember me

[ ]
[ ]
Guests: 241, Members: 6 ...
Lumbe® Jill
labor mel
robk (K6RBK)

most ever online: 1243
(Members: 69, Guests: 1174) on Aug 23 : 02:50pm

Members: 4210
Newest member: Charlee
Support this Site!
Socalmountains is primarily supported by user donations. Donate now to help keep this site going. Click here to donate by Credit Card or PayPal. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
Member's Birthdays:
Happy Birthday to:

Birthday Cake

Upcoming Birthdays:
Jul 27 Kelleys Korner
Jul 27 lunchlady
Jul 27 newbee
Jul 28 mntnona
Jul 28 Sampsonshreds
Jul 29 KM6SX
Forums :: Forums :: GENERAL DISCUSSION
<< Previous thread | Next thread >>   

Donald 'Duck' Dunn dies in Tokyo at age 70

Author Post
Ernest T. Bass
Sun May 13 2012, 11:11AM Email Thread Print View

winter is coming, soon, real soon
Registered Member #504
Joined: Mon Jul 23 2007, 01:43PM
Posts: 10511
[Click Here]

Legendary Booker T. and the MGs bassist Donald 'Duck' Dunn dies in Tokyo at age 70

by Clark Collis

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” Cropper wrote on his website. “Duck Dunn died in his sleep Sunday morning May 13 in Tokyo Japan after finishing two shows at the Blue Note Night Club.”

Dunn was born in Memphis in November 1941 and was gifted the nickname “Duck” by his father when the pair were watching a Donald Duck cartoon on TV. The musician started playing bass at the age of 16. “I tried the guitar but it had two strings too many,” he later joked. “It was just too complicated, man! Plus, I grew up with Steve Cropper. There were so many good guitar players another one wasn’t needed. What was needed was a bass.”

Dunn and Cropper’s band The Mar-Keys scored a hit with “Last Night” in 1961. The pair subsequently became studio musicians at the label Stax, releasing records as members of Booker T. and the MGs and performing on an amazing array of seminal soul-pop hits. Tracks to benefit from Dunn’s firm yet fluid playing include 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. He was also a key member of John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s Blues Brothers Band and appeared in John Landis’ 1980 movie The Blues Brothers.

Dunn played at both 1967′s Monterey Pop Festival (with Redding) and 1985′s Live Aid (with Clapton). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of Booker T. and the MGs, in 1992.

I don’t need your attitude thanks, I have one of my own!

The Holocaust...Never Again
השואה... לעולם לא עוד
Back to top
Tue May 15 2012, 04:54AM

Registered Member #228
Joined: Sun Dec 17 2006, 07:41AM
Posts: 2889
Dunn was an outstanding musician; one that people heard often but had no idea who he was.
Back to top

Moderators: Craig (KJ6BCM), ©ammy, Lumbe® Jill, Debbie Doodah, Bookworm, ***SCM ALERT***, Benny (N6BWX), Socalmountains Admin

Jump:     Back to top

Powered by e107 Forum System
You must be logged in to post comments on this site - please either log in or if you are not registered click here to signup

Jul 26 : 12:22pm
Yikes! Be careful....

Lumbe® Jill
Jul 26 : 12:07pm
Rained briefly in Fawnskin. Still under a very dark cloud.

Lumbe® Jill
Jul 26 : 11:00am
In our 10 yrs in Fawnskin, I have seen plenty of them in the forest, on trails etc, but never in my own yard!

Lumbe® Jill
Jul 26 : 11:00am
SOB! There's a rattler in my yard! It's a big one (had NO trouble climbing my 3' rock wall) Now I have no idea where it is

bills grandson
Jul 26 : 09:29am
there were three I think last night. It has been awhile. Hard to believe the results are worth the effort?

Lumbe® Jill
Jul 26 : 07:40am
OK...NOW I think they're all gone. If I've missed any of the spam posts, please let me know.

Lumbe® Jill
Jul 26 : 07:18am
Thx's taken care of now. One sneaks through every now and then

Jul 26 : 06:54am
We need someone with an eraser or Delete key in the Restaurants & Bars Forum. I tried emailing Craig, but my email program doesn't like him. Thanks!

Mtn goat John
Jul 26 : 06:21am
Have a fantastic day!!

Jul 26 : 06:20am
have a great day

Jul 26 : 06:18am

Mtn goat John
Jul 26 : 06:14am
There was something other than the fire to see? Dang I missed it.

Oh just so they know what one looks like

Jul 26 : 06:12am
speaking of ...did you see the comedy dnc show last night

Mtn goat John
Jul 26 : 06:09am
Appropriate there Obummer could use a birth certificate.

I got the one in the News Forum

Jul 26 : 06:05am
and the politics thread

All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy Terms of Service
Contact Us

Software defect detected; ob_*() level 1 at end.