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The world has lost another one of it's legends - Donald "Duck" Dunn passed away at 70


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Scrambled #1 Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

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For those who don't know who Donald Dunn is, look no further than the Blues Brothers movie. The bass player with his pipe. Not only did he play in the movie, but together with Steve Cropper and the rest of the Stax house band, he is responsible for some of the best music ever recorded. He has played on stage with many great artists, including Eric Clapton and Neil Young.

As a bass player, your job in a band is to lay down a groove for the rest of the song to glide on, and this is what he did like no other. He was never seen, but always heard.

This news article states that Steve Cropper first reported Donald's passing on his FB page; apparently Donald passed away in his sleep after playing 2 shows in Tokyo, Japan. He was 70 years old.

Personally, if I had to finally shuffle off this mortal coil, I'd want to go like that - play two great shows, doing what I love doing, and passing away in my sleep.

Rest in Peace, Donald "Duck" Dunn, the new bassist for that great gig in the sky.

Murphy1up #2 Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

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Yeah really sad to see this, I grew up listening to blues and the Blues Brothers is one of my all time favorite films. Amazing bass player.

anonym_kL7qtn3e52MB #3 Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:07 AM

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For those who don't know what this is about:


http://www.youtube.c...h?v=UwB4b_bckA4

One of the best ever instrumentals!!!


R.i.p. mr Dunn

Edited by Costarring, 15 May 2012 - 10:09 AM.


John_Armfeldt #4 Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:00 PM

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Anima eius et animæ omnium fidelium defunctorum per Dei misericordiam requiescant in pace.

Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

you will be greatly missed Don *sob*

only 70... the world is not fair.

knalkabouter #5 Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:09 AM

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i agree a great bass player and great musician

SchurkjeBoefje #6 Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:50 PM

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This thread makes me wanna see the Stax concert in Norway. Thank the Gods that one is on YouTube!




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