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May 13, 2012

Donald "Duck" Dunn, RIP

Died this morning in Tokyo, doing what he loved.

Perhaps his biggest hit with Booker T. and the MGs, "Green Onions." Straight 12-bar blues.

One of the best blues bass guys ever, a legend. He became extra famous after the first Blues Brothers movie, with the pipe and that big fro. His friend Steve "Guitar" "The Colonel" Cropper said this about Dunn,

Guitarist Steve Cropper, his best friend and bandmate in both the MG's and Blues Brothers said this on the band's facebook page, ""Today I lost my best friend, the World has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live."

Cropper doesn't know me so that stands.

RIP Donald. I learned a lot listening to you. Including that spastic head thing. Thanks.

via jimmiebr on Twitter.


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