Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn was on tour in Japan with his long-term muso mate Steve Cropper when he died suddenly in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Cropper and Dunn were on tour in Japan with soul great Eddie Floyd. Decades before they had backed Eddie on his classic hit ‘Knock On Wood’.
Many knew him as a member of Booker T & The MJs, others for the Blues Brothers. Dunn played on records by Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Neil Young and Australia’s Guy Sebastian.
Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn was 70-years old. He is survived by wife June, son Geoff and grandson Michael.
Here is a sample of some of the great moments in the remarkable career of Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn.
Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness
Booker T & The MGs – Green Onions
Neil Young and Crazy Horse with Booker T & The MGs – Differently
The Blues Brothers – Gimme Some Loving / Rawhide
Guy Sebastian With Donald Duck Dun and Steve Cropper – Gimme Some Lovin