Blues Legend Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn Dead at 70


The legendary bass player and songwriter, part of the sixties Memphis soul band Booker T. and the MGs, passed away early this morning in his sleep. Dunn was in Tokyo on tour with his longtime bandmate and high-school friend Steve Copper, who wrote on his Facebook wall that "the World has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live." Dunn's musical influence is hard to understate, having worked with the Blues Brothers, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and a host of others over the years. In 1992, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and five years ago received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with Booker T. Among their greatest hits: "Green Onions," which Dunn and Copper can be seen performing here in this video from a 2008 Memphis Tour of Australia.