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Bass player and songwriter Donald "Duck" Dunn, a member of the Rock
'n' Roll Hall of Fame band Booker T. and the MGs and the Blues Brothers
band, has died in Tokyo. He was 70.



Dunn was in Tokyo for a series of shows. News of his death was posted
 on the Facebook site of his friend and fellow musician Steve Cropper,
who was on the same tour. Cropper said Dunn died in his sleep.

Miho Harasawa, a spokeswoman for Tokyo Blue Note, the last
venue Dunn played, confirmed he died alone early Sunday. She had no
further details.

Dunn, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1941, performed on
recordings with Eric Clapton, Neil Young and many others, and
specialized in blues, gospel and soul. He played himself in the 1980 hit
 movie "The Blues Brothers."





Originally posted to Ignoring Asia on Sun May 13, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA and Progressive Hippie.

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