“Today we mislaid my best friend, a universe has mislaid a best man and drum actor to ever live. Duck Dunn died in his nap Sunday morning May 13 in Tokyo Japan after finishing dual shows during a Blue Note Night Club.” Steve Cropper, Dunn’s crony and associate MG guitarist announced on his website.
Dunn was innate in Memphis in Nov 1941 and was means a nickname “Duck” by his father when a span were examination a Donald Duck animation on TV. The musician started personification drum during a age of 16.
Dunn and Cropper’s rope The Mar-Keys scored a strike with “Last Night” in 1961. The span subsequently became studio musicians during a tag Stax, releasing annals as members of Booker T. and a MGs and behaving on an extraordinary array of seminal soul-pop hits. Tracks to advantage from Dunn’s organisation nonetheless liquid personification embody Otis Redding’s “Dock of a Bay,” Wilson Pickett’s “In a Midnight Hour,” and Sam and Dave’s “Hold On, I’m Comin’.”
By a early ’70s, Dunn had determined himself as a most in-demand event musician and would go on to behind Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, and many others. He was also a pivotal member of John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s Blues Brothers Band and seemed in John Landis’ 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
Dunn played during both 1967′s Monterey Pop Festival (with Redding) and 1985′s Live Aid (with Clapton). He was inducted into a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a rest of Booker T. and a MGs, in 1992.