Donald “Duck” Dunn

Donald “Duck” Dunn

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 13 May 2012 (aged 70)
Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Mausoleum Garden of Light, Tier E, # 9
Memorial ID 90053524 · View Source
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American Bass Player, Record Producer, and Songwriter. He was notable for his 1960s recordings with Booker T. & the M.G.s and as a session bassist for Stax Records, which specialized in blues and gospel-infused southern soul and Memphis soul music styles. Dunn also performed on recordings with The Blues Brothers, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Albert King, Neil Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, Guy Sebastian, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Roy Buchanan and Arthur Conley. He also appeared in movies including 1980 hit "The Blues Brothers," where he played himself. He received a lifetime achievement Grammy award in 2007 for his work with Booker T. and the MGs. He died in his sleep in Japan on tour several days after falling while exiting a tour bus.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Donald “Duck” Dunn (24 Nov 1941–13 May 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 90053524, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .