Donald Dunn’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 24, 1941

Death Date

May 13, 2012

Age of Death

70 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Place of Death

May 13, 2012

Profession

Bassist

The bassist Donald Dunn died at the age of 70. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Bass guitarist nicknamed “Duck” who played on hundreds of popular recordings by artists like Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and Rufus Thomas as a session musician for Stax Records. He was also the bassist for the funk group Booker T. & the M.G.’s, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

He was survived by his wife June and his son Jeff. He had a grandson named Michael.

Quotes

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I knew when I got to play with Al Jackson I would be a better bass player because he was the best drummer in the world. I worshipped him.

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I always look back and say I should have made more. It should have been more lucrative, but it wasn’t.

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When Elvis sang, it almost sounded like he was whispering. But after you heard the record, his voice was the strongest thing you ever heard. He was incredible.

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When I heard BB King’s ‘Sweet Sixteen,’ I knew I wanted to play bass because that was the thing that made that record: the bass player.

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If you’ve got a good song, it’s easy to play. But you can’t make a bad song sound good no matter who you have to play on it.