Lewie Steinberg, the original bass player for Booker T. & The MGs, has died in Memphis.
Lewis was 82 years old and battling cancer in recent years.
Steinberg was an MG for Booker T from 1962 to 1965 and played on the classic ‘Green Onions’.
Steinberg played on the first two MGs albums, ‘Green Onions’ and ‘Soul Dressing’ before leaving. He was replaced by Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn.
Lewie Steinberg was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. He also has a Brass Note on Beale Street’s Walk of Fame in Memphis.
The death of Lewie Steinberg means the only two remaining original members of Booker T & The MGs are Booker T. Jones and Steve Cropper.
RIP Lewie Steinberg, original bassist w Booker T. & the MGs. Played on Green Onions. Just passed
— Stax Museum (@StaxMemphis) July 22, 2016
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