Donald "Duck" Dunn: Gone But Not Forgotten
w/ Booker T & The MG's
Finsbury Park, London - 1993
Photo by Jimmy Newark
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Just weeks ago, we featured as our Photo of the Moment: Neil Young and Donald "Duck" Dunn. Donald "Duck" Dunn was on bass with Booker T & The MG's as Neil Young's band at Finsbury Park, London in 1993.
Sadly, Donald "Duck" Dunn has moved on to the great gig in the sky.
Steve Cropper, Dunn's friend and bandmate, announced the bassist's passing on his Facebook page:
"Today I lost my best friend, the World has lost the best guy and bass player to ever live. Duck Dunn died in his sleep Sunday morning May 13 in Tokyo Japan after finishing 2 shows at the Blue Note Night Club."
The MGs were the house band for Stax Records, and Dunn can be heard on songs such as Otis Redding's "Respect" and Sam and Dave's "Hold On, I'm Comin'."
Here's the 2 Minute History of Donald "Duck" Dunn with several clips including Neil Young.
In addition to touring with Neil Young in 1993, Booker T & The MG's with Donald "Duck" Dunn is featured on the 2002 Neil Young album ‘Are You Passionate?’.
R.I.P. (Rust in Peace) Duck.
Gone But Not Forgotten