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Donald 'Duck' Dunn Dies In Tokyo

Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bass player in the great Memphis R&B band Booker T & The MGs and a man whose signature style added oomph to hundreds of sessions for other stars, passed away in his sleep following a concert in Tokyo Sunday (5/13) at the age of 70, according to the Associated Press.  Inducted into the Rock Hall Of Fame with Booker T. Jones, guitarist Steve Cropper and Alan Jackson in 2007, the MGs were the driving force behind a lot of the hits emerging from the Stax Studios in Memphis back in the day, including songs by Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and Sam & Dave.  In later years, Dunn was part of the band that backed John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd as the Blues Borthers. He also recorded with Bob Dylan (Shot Of Love), Eric Clapton (Behind The Sun), John Fogerty (Blue Moon Swamp), Neil Young (Silver & Gold), Rod Stewart (Atlantic Crossing), Tom Petty (Damn The Torpedoes/Hard Promises) and dozens of others.
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