Rockers We’ve Lost in 2012: Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn
One of the steadiest, and in the eyes of his peers, most beloved bass players ever, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, passed away on Sunday, May 12 at age 70.
As a member of Booker T & The MG’s, and also as a mainstay of the Stax house band, Dunn served up the low end on records by Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Albert King, Eddie Floyd and many more. The MG’s disbanded in the early ’70s, but Dunn, Cropper and other members of the MG’s played in the movie ‘The Blues Brothers’ and toured with John Belushi and Dan Akyroyd under that tag as well in 1980. In 1993, Booker T & The MG’s reunited and took on the role of backing band for Neil Young for an incredible tour, eventually backing the singer and guitarist on his 2002 album ‘Are You Passionate?‘