As the song goes, If there's a rock and roll Heaven, then you know they've got a hell of a band. Now they gain one hell of a bass.
Being from Memphis, and growing up in the same era, I had the pleasure to hear BT and the MGs play, and also Duck with Steve as the Mar Keys....He turned out to be a great bassist and I have followed somewhat over the years. Very sorry to hear of his passing and my prayers go to his family and friends.
I really enjoyed his music. It seems that as time goes by, God picks the flowers from His garden. He picked one of the best!
As I watch the Stax 50th Anniversary and seeing you play along with the MG's that red Fender Jazz bass I am reminded that you are gone. That sweet, unique bottom that you produced for years is silenced forever but, your legacy lives
on. From a musician that can appreciate
what you did for the art. LJ
In 1962 or '63 (I was thirteen at the time)I was already blown away by music from people like Bessie Smith, Little Walter and so on (there's just so many to list). I had a friend who's father had a huge appreciation and a huge collection of what was referred to as race music in those days. I knew who Cropper and Dunn were at a very early age. For a white kid in the suburbs of Minneapolis that was considered very odd and by some as wrong (go figure).
Around my house it was all about Sinatra, Martino, Como, Doris Day etc. etc. Couldn't stand it.
Of course along came Stax, Motown, Atlantic and soooo many more.
All the sudden it wasn't just Muddy and so on, I had all that plus all these new artists and variations on the many genres' that came before them.
I felt lucky and ahead of my time or behind the time's depending on how one looked at it. Cropper and Dunn were huge influences on me musically and appreciation there of. I still to this day can't express how much these people influenced my life. Without this music life to me just seemed meaningless. Music was and forever will be the single most important thing in my life.
Growing up in the insanity that was my family, music I believed saved my life or at least my sanity.
You'll be missed Donald Dunn, especially by people like me that discovered you at such a young age. From my heart, thanks for all you gave. Although we never met you were a big influence on the direction my musical tastes evolved.
rest in peace "Duck" there is a rock and roll heaven and now they have a great bass player, my friend is up there with you, his name is lee rynilson he plays bass and smokes a pipe you cant miss him.
keep on rockin"
So many will miss the soulful playing of the duck, I am a bass player that have copied his dtyle for eight years and I must truly say his inspiration to many bass players encluding me is truly appreciated. He just had a natrual talent for that instrrument that sill many are trying to copy.
God bless you Duck Dunn and rest in peace.
Thank You Mr. Dunn , you will always live in our Low notes with high levels .
June @ Jeff I was shocked to hear about my buddy. I moved to The Villages Fl & tried to get in touch with ya'll. I called all the numbers I had with no luck. I think you live somewhere around Tampa and I am about an hour north of there. I wish I could of been sucessful in reaching ya'll. I see where Jeff named his son after Michael. I will keep trying to get in touch but in the meantime Cindy & I are keeping you & Jeff in our prayers.
To the family of Donald "Duck" Dunn, I wish to express my condolences to a great musician and also my musical idol. I grew up listening to Stax during the 1960s and he truly left his mark in soul music and he will be missed.
There are rock and roll legends...and there are rock and roll legends. Few artists have a resume to match Duck Dunn's. Rock and Roll Heaven now has the ultimate bass player. One hell of a band!
To June and family, I wanted to express my deepest sympathy on your loss. I know it has been a long time since I have seen you, but I always held fond memories of you, my cousin, and certainly admired Duck's tremendous talent. I was out of town when the memorial service was held, or I would have come.
My condolences to Duck Dunn's family. Duck Dunn, his fellow Stax musicians and their music have been a pleasant part of my life and the source of innumerable good memories for 50 years. Thanks for sharing your music and soul with us.
Duck will be missed and loved forever as a part of the great Memphis classic sound he helped create. Our thoughts and love to June and his family, Cropper and the M.G.'S ,friends and fans all over the world.
former & always a Memphian @ heart
I'm not sure how to say this properly - but I think "Duck" Dunn would get "it" surely - Booker T and the MG's were my "new" favorite band, and have been for the last 90 days or so - I scored about 6 records while here in Hollywood on the strength of Ackroyd's rap on the Blues Brothers' "Made In America" album - and, what can I tell you, man, it was sorta like finding The Beatles under a rock... they're so cool it's kind of hard to explain it... anyway, my condolences to friends and family, and thanks for the rest of MY lifetime - I really enjoy this man's tunes, and I'm looking forward to completing my collection of same, God willing - those mugs are big fun! Thanks, Mr. Dunn... God Be With.
I first heard his music less than 20 years ago. Booker T. & the MG's, Otis Redding, who I listened to over and over, and Muddy Waters. Duck was there, and Steve Cropper, thank you both for the music. Later our boys watched the Blues Brothers and loved the music. Now we watch again and listen to songs again. Thanks to a dj named Calvin in Charlotte who left us a few years ago, I heard Muddy Waters "Long Distance Call" years ago and I guess that was the first time I heard Duck.
Prayers for his family and all who knew him. Peace be with you.
He was not only a great and creative musician, but also a friendly and unpretentious person. He will be missed all over the world. My condolences go to his family and friends.
He was a Memphis legend and will be missed...RIP. Laurie M.
JUNE, JEFF, mere words cannot express how we feel on the passing of "DUCK". He was and still is one of the greatest men we have known. Be encouraged and stay prayerful. DUCK was the kindest soul anyone could ever want to meet. Keep his memories alive in your hearts forever. Know that we are here for you and might you need us we are just a phone call away. We love you guys and continue to pray for you...."LOVE " THE POTTS FAMILY HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED..............
Charlie, Chuck, and all the Dunn family, may the peace of God be with you. The bass was always the bossest when Duck was onstage. I treasure each and every one of the many times I heard him play.
Charlie and Chuck,my sincere condolences to you for your brothers. Didn't know the them personaly, but by reputation Will keep you in my prayers.
I saw your stage on 10th of May. thank you very very much for your great music!!!! R.I.P. .. Jun from Tokyo Japan
I hope the music in heaven is even better than the wonderful music you made on earth. I will take care of my precious memory of your last show in Tokyo. Rest in Peace, Mr. Dunn...
I will miss your presence here but know you are with family, friends and that Heavenly band! I knew Duck since I was a kid. He was always kind and funny. A gentle man. Hope Cecil finds you and you can play together again. Love to June and the family. Lorraine O'Daniel Scott
June, precious memories I will always hold close to my heart. Simply The Best! I will never forget. Loving you, Linda Snow
Thanks for all the great music, Donald. You will be missed.
My. My. Nothing to say but Rest in Peace, and will pray for those who loved him. Booker T and the MG's, formed and fashioned my musical tastes and talents, from the first time I heard them on WLS Chicago, late one night on my transisitor radio, which I snuck to bed.
Thanks for the awesome music.
I am a life long fan of Booker T. & the MGs.
Their music has touched and continues to touch the world.
Duck Dunn was the epitome of professionalism,musicianship and showmanship.
He will be sorely missed
My condolences to the Dunn family on the passing of Duck Dunn.
As a kid growing up in Memphis in the 60's, I loved the AM gospel stations, even though usually heard through a single dashboard speaker. Nonetheless, there was a groove. In 71, my cousin got a Ford Gran Torino Sport and we'd ride around, now 8 Track high tech, listening to Booker, Otis, Sam & Dave, etc. There was that groove again, but this time, it was Duck Dunn at the helm! Duck indirectly taught me more how not to play the bass than anything. He was truly one of a kind and I would like to express my gratitude for the gift he has given the world. Timeless, classic music that brings people from all walks of life together as one. I pray that your family is well, and for all of those who you made music with and were like a brother to. I pray that the Lord will watch over and guide them, and bring them comfort now. Remember: Emmanuel, God Is With Us!
I loved your work and your indomitable spirit, Duck--that bass line goes on and on and on...condolences to your family and to generations of admirers worldwide.
Duck: you were a living legend. Now you are simply a legend. The music you left behind will be a legacy that will always shine and will never dim. With lots of love from a town you left a BIG impression on...
May God Strengthen the family of Donald Dunn during this most difficult time. Thank you Mr. Dunn for sharing your precious gift with the world. You are greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Linda Wilson, South Plainfield, NJ
R.I.P. Ducky. You will be greatly missed. Jam on, brother
I had the pleasure to met Mr.Dunn at BB Kings in West Palm Beach a short time ago, when he performed at the club. He had a style like no other and will be missed by everyone. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and particularly his son Jeff who is a friend and the sound man at the club.
Damn. You were great. Knew an ablum with you on it worth the price of admission. Thank you
A seminal figure, molding an entire genre of music, with incredible dignity and self-effacing taste. So many master musicians are identified by their virtuosity; Donald understood the much more difficult application of perfect simplicity.
I didn't know Duck, but I knew his music very well, and tried my best to copy his style. I can't help but think right now in the Heavenly Blues Band, he's giving Jamerson a fit for first chair. . .
You will be missed, may God bless your family.
Donald you where one of the great bass players.
YouÂ´re vibe is in my heart !
Thank you for giving me the great music. That you will not forget.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Duck and June. I worked with Duck a couple of times - what a great guy, and what a fine bassist. He leaves behind such a legacy of recorded work - classic bass lines that have inspired many and will continue to do so for many years to come. Rest in peace, Duck.
I've got "soul" from you,thank you so much.
Donald was an inspiration to me and a joy to watch and listen to perform. He will be sadly missed. R.I.P. and condolences to the family.
Thank you for great music more than 40 years. I was at first set of the last show. I still couldn't believe this.
In loving memory of a great bassman. We will love you and miss you always.
Thank you for the great music.
My condolences to Pat and the Dunn family
FROM ISAAC TIGRETT- DUCK WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF MY WIFE MAUREEN SINCE THE BEATLE DAYS HE OPENED ALL THE HOUSE OF BLUES AND SEVERAL HARD ROCK CAFES I WAS ALWAYS IN THE FRONT ROW IN TOTAL AWE..HE WAS THE GREATEST BASS PLAYERS THE WORLD PRODUCED, ALWAYS A GENTLE SOUL AND GENTLEMAN HE NEVER SAID AN UNKIND WORD ABOUT ANYONE..HE IS A GREAT LOSS TO MEMPHIS WHERE HIS CAREER BEGAN AND THE WORLD OF MUSIC THAT EMBRACED HIM HE NOW LIVES IMMORTAL THROUGH AN AWESOME 55 YEAR CAREER "GOT DAMN DUCK" SAY HELLO FOR MO FOR ME..IF NOT ALREADY THERE HE DESERVES A BLUE NOTE ON BEALE STREET IN THE RIVER CITY..HIS LOVING WIFE AND PARTNER JUNE WAS ALWAYS BY HIS SIDE. THE WORLD MOURNS FOR THE MUSIC OF DONALD DUCK DUNN NOW AND FOREVER, NOT LOST..BUT GONE BEFORE..KEEP SMOKIN THAT PIPE FOR ALL OF DUCK , WITH LOVE AND RESPECT FOR HIS FAMILY,ENDLESS FRIENDS,AND THE MULTITUDE OF HIS FANS AROUND THE WORLD, GREEN ONIONS FOR EVERYBODY, ISAAC
May the "God of all comfort" be with your family at this time of your great loss.
Thank you for his great groove.
I hope, he don't hate japan.
Just wanted to express my deep condolence to the family for your lost. We can only turn to the God of all comfort at times such as these. The God of tender mercy see and know our pain and there to comfort us. May these few thoughts comfort the family as well the fond memories of Donald.
Booker T and the MGs band was great...still playing their CDs
I am really sorry for to hear about Donald "Duck" Dunn. I am a fan of Blues Brothers' film and music. R.I.P
My sincere condolences to the Dunn family, friends and fans. It is hard to lose someone close to us.
But please know that God does not forget our loved ones or us as we have to cope with this loss. We are encouraged to throw all our anxieties upon him because he cares for you".
1 Pet 5:7)
Donald "Duck" Dunn !! Nice Sound !! Thank you,thank you,thank you ! ! !
I like his sound very much.
I'm so sorry to hear the news. I want to send my deepest sadness to his family. Please rest in peace.
I'd like to send my deepest condolences to his family. I was at one of his last gigs in Tokyo. Thank you for the great music through years. Rest in peace, Mr. Dunn.
So sorry for your loss June. I really enjoyed getting to meet you and Duck, his music and memory will last lifetimes. I'm sorry i never got the opportunity to fish with him.
June & Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss. Many times here at work I've told people of being around you & Duck at the horseshows way back in the 70's. I remember bringing Sheila Jernigan over to your house to babysit one night & how one of the boys used to flirt with all of us. Good memories. I wish you well...I know this is a hard time. Take care, I think of ya'll often.
June, so sorry to hear about Duck, I was so excioted about seeing you in Memphis the end of this month. Maybe later we can all get together, Love Kitty Fredrick
Although not being regularly familiar with his looks, I do recognize him with the MG's and the Blues Brothers Band.
I felt more warmth and excitement with the Blues Brothers movie than with the Bee Gees movie that everybody were so overwhelmed with.
"Soul Limbo" and "Hang Em High" are my favorites.
rip duck dunn. i was a young soldier far away in mannheim, ger when they repeatedly played green onions in their nightclubs, later i found out booker t and the mgs was you, steve cropper and others. you and steve are the 2 most famous messick panthers of all time.
Thanks Duck for contributing your beautiful bass lines to some of the best music ever recorded
My deepest condolences to the family. May the God of comfort be with you all during this very stressful time.
May the God of comfort and peace be with your family as you reflect on the good and fine memories.
Duck, I stand with bass players all over the universe today and thank you for all that you gave us. You are my model, my inspiration and your are the music. Rock on eternally, friend.
Very sorry to learn of the departure of this fine and honorable man. There was joy and delight in his music. Deepest sympathies to Duck's family and friends.
Thanks, for all the great musical memories !
He was my uncle, my brother, my father, my friend. I went with him to countless number of recordings at Stax and at 13 I was watching history being made. Otis, Issac, Sam and Dave. I was a lucky kid! June was my best friend and without her he was lost. Me too. Still am. I will never stop missing you Duck. I thought you were a forever man. The shock is too much. At least you are with Michael now.
"Jake ain't lyin' we had a band powerful enough to turn goat..... into gasoline."
love you donald before you were famous.messick high school. shirley allen coburn
May you Rest In Peace Mr. Dunn.
Music has lost another of her talented son's.
he was a cool he will be missed bu now he with jesus now
Donald and June were best couple at our wedding. He will be missed. What a nice man and great musician. John Leikensohn
May the God of all comfort, bring comfort to the family and friends of Mr Dunn. We look forward to the time when sickness and death will be a thing of the past.
My thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.
It was so much fun being on the road with "Duck".
Mr Duck. Thankyou for sharing your talents before going back home.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rest In Peace Mr. Dunn, you will surely be missed by all of your fans!!
With deepest sympathy for your loss (1 Cor 15: 25).
Menyon Harris, Conyers, GA
Donald "Duck Dunn" one of the BLUES BROTHERS BAND with Bulushi And Akroyd.
Will sure miss his pipe smoking.
So long "Duck", enjoyed seeing you. Peace be with you and play your music in the next gig. Love HeyJo
Wow. He was the house bass player on so much of the Stax-Volt catalog. He was a HUGE influence on bass playing. What a loss...
Lord, please provide strength and comfort for his family and close friends. Oh God, hear my prayer.
Rest In Peace! D.D.Dunn Loved that GREEN ONIONS Album.
The music will live on, but Duck will be sorely missed. My condolences to the family.
Warm Summer Sun
Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.
By Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)The Poetry Foundation
One who most definitely be missed, as he was as steady as the Northern Star
I like to express my sincere sympathy to the Dunn family. I feel that we've loss another great musician in the world of music
My heart goes out to all Duck's family and friends. Prayers for peace.
A great loss to the music world! He will be missed! RIP
I miss you so much Duck. Though we had not seen each other in years, just speaking to you and June from time to time brought me comfort. Thank you for all of the beautiful music you helped me make with Steve and for your constant kindness. You are forever in my heart, Brooks Hunnicutt
Seems like only yesterday we were all in Messick School...just a bunch of kids hanging out. We are so very proud of all Duck's accomplishments over the years and regret that this great life ended far too soon. May God bless your family in these next days. Former school bud:
Family and Friends of Donald,
"May there be undeserved kindness, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord." (1 Timothy 1:1)
So sorry for your loss.
rip thank you for your talents!!!!!!!! you will be missed by many fans!!!!!!
Condolence for the loss of a true icon. May his soul rest in peace.
Wow,who didn't love this band...rest in peace Mr. Dunn...your music will live on...
V.Coates Columbus OH
A class act if there ever was one. Thank you for brightening the world with your talent and spirit.
What beautiful music you have given us over the years. You were truly gifted and we will miss you. Rest in peace.
Thank you Duck for everything you contributed to the soundtrack of our lives. A true original, an innovator, and a gentleman. The flag of popular music flies at half mast after your loss. 'If there's a rock 'n' roll heaven, well you know they've got a hell of a band'...
Duck was a hero to so many bass players worldwide. He was a true original. Gone too soon, brother. You taught us so much.
A great bass player and an even greater person. RIP Duck
Barbara and Carl
Another GREAT LOSS For Us. Heaven"s Gain!!! Love Their Music. A Fan (oldesbtgoodes)Sue
Thanks Duck ! we'll miss you
To the other half of the greatest rhythm section in American Rock and Roll. Al Jackson will sure be glad to see you. You will be missed. R.I.P. Duck
The world has lost a great musician! Play on in heaven!
This is sad and shocking news. Duck was one of the greats and I learned all the basics of playing bass from him. RIP
We were lucky enough to meet "Duck" and certainly very lucky to hear him play many times with our great friend Steve Cropper. If there's a rock n roll heaven "Duck" and Otis will be having a ball. You will be missed down here "Duck"
I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. What a great performer he was and so much fun to be around. He will be truly missed. Rest in Peace, Duck !!! Prayers to the family.
I met you after a Sound Check in front of the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville Florida when Booker T and the MG's played there in May, 2005.
You autographed my 1962 "P Bass" and played it a little bit.
"Colonel Cropper" asked you if it was "Real", and you said, "You bet it is..............:)
"Booker T" was smiling, and I was impressed by the camadrie of your band.
Thanks for the memory Duck, your music will live forever............
God decided he wanted another bass player and wanted the best,, bless all,,
This is sad news indeed. Mr. Dunn was one of my heros when I was a teenager, just learning to play the bass. It is possible that Levon Helm needed the best bass player for the new band he is forming. So, the next time you here thunder, it's just Donald "Duck" Dunn hitting the low "E".
Deepest Sympathy for his family and friends.
R.I.P. Duck, one of the finest bassists ever.
He was such a talent and great performer. He played on so many hit records, I am so thankful he was a piece of my life. R.I.P. Duck Dunn
Heartfelt condolences to family and loved ones. May the God of all comfort be with you as you cope with your loss.
A sad day, indeed. It's possible that Levon Helm needed the best bass player for the new band he's putting together.
Mr. Dunn will be missed.
The original Blues Brothers movie was my favorite, by far. I have the DVD of the movie and watch it often. My daughters, ages 40 and 35 also own one and just love the music. We lost one of our greatest musicians...Donald RIP.
Everybody knows "what the duck Dunn". as his teaching series was called. One of the most solid bassmen of all times. He and James Jamerson were my influences playing bass. What a LOSS!
I'm so sorry for the lost of Donald, he will certainly be missed. May the God of comfort, be of comfort to you during your loss. May God be a refuge and source of strength. Psalm 46:1
Wow, what a huge loss to the music world. "Duck" we truly appreciate the great work you contributed to my main man Otis Redding's anthology of music. Alot of people are'nt aware that the "Duck" played on practically every Otis Redding song. Thanks for all the great recordings,I will enjoy your wonderful talent for , many years to come and the legacy will last forever!!!! R.I.P.
So sorry to hear of the loss of Donald "Duck" Dunn. His gift in music will long be remembered. May his family be comforted in knowing the joy he brought to others.
my heart felt sympayhy to your family and friends may God"s kindness be with you.
OH MY GOD!!
I am heart-broken at the news. 'Duck' was the 'Best-of-the-BEST'! Many a time I have seen 'Duck' with Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and, Young, etc.
We have lost Too many (TOO Many) great musicians in such a short span of time.
However, the Halls Of Heaven are ringing with Don's powerful bass-lines.
R.I.P., "Duck", and, THANK YOU!
To the family of Donald, May the love of family and friends sustain you during this difficult time of pain and sadness.
It truly is a sad moment in history knowing we lost such a great guy and fantastic musician. I for one, have always loved Duck's fun demeanor in all the opportunities I have had to see him . My prayers go out to your family in this time of loss and wish you nothing but the fondest of memories to help you carry on.
You will be missed. Thank you for your incredible contribution to the music of my generation.
RIP Duck! It's tragic that your passing means your new grandson won't get to know the bass player that IS the responsible influence for the direction of music from the 60's to today. I'll never hear Dock of the Bay again without thinking of you and Otis sitting on it, feet in the water, "wastin' time..." Condolences & sympathy to the family and his best friend, Steve Cropper.
Donald(Duck) Was one of the greatest bass players of all times,he will be sadly missed but not forgottonRIP Duck
WILL BE SADLY MISSED, ENJOYED WATCHING HIM PERFORMED. SIGNED RAY
I had so much fun with Duck Dunn on the Elwood Blues Revue! We had great talks, and he was always so much fun to work with! I pray that he made peace with GOD at the end. Much love and comfort to the Dunn Family. He was a great music man. ~ Charlo Crossley Fortier
I was born in 1951-I remember you well throughout the years. You will be truly missed. My prayers go out to you and family. God Bless-
My favorite of all times in Guyana back in the 50's, 60's, 70's, and still now.....R.I.P. Donald Dunn. (Arlene Mattai - Chesapeake, VA)
Man, Duck was the best Bass player ever, I am sad, and sorry he died in the city where I was born. RIP
May you rest in peace my friend. What a contribution you made to the world of music. You were the best.
Rock on on heaven!! I love the Blues Brother's movies. I watch them every time the movies are on. I also love Green Onion from Booker T and the MG's. Thanks for helping make GREAT music form the 1960's. I am a part of that generation of great music. Thanks for helping make me laugh from the Blues Brother's movies,
To the DUNN family sorry for your loss may GOD give you his love, peace, and strength in this time of sorrow. May he R.I.P -|-
To Duck's family. I am a bassist also. He was truly an inspiration to me. I learned much from him and he will be sorely missed. He was one of the greats. My prayers are with you.
You where an inspiration to a whole generation of Soulmen!Thanks for showing us the way .
James Anthony ,Burlington Ontario Canada
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Thanks for all the great music, Donald "Duck" Dunn.
Another piece of the "Soundtrack" of my life gone silent! Many and deepest condolences to the family!
We crossed paths with Wolfman Jack & others. You are the definition of Class.. RIP
Time is Tight. Donald used his well. Sleep in Heavenly Peace.
With deepest condolences to the Dunn family during your time of sorrow...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God prvide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
In the dorm of a small college in Nebraska late 60s: Stan, RIP, turned me on to the group that will forever be my background music when I need to be productive. Years later I got the bios on all 4. Now there's half on one side, half on the other (Beatles same status). Please wait patiently for us, Donald. Thanks for the joy you brought us while you were here.
mickey and minnie miss you donald duck Dunn
condolences to the Dunn family
daniel Nielsen springfield VA
Duck, thanks for all the great music, the great hooks, and the toughest bass in the business.
I will miss seeing you play with Neil RIP
Was a young boy when I heard Green Onions for the first time.You are one of the reasons that I went on to play bass guitar. John.....Pgh. PA.
saw you guys at Atlanta Pop Festival '69...still have snapshot of you on stage..RIP
cool name, cool life... RIP
The Dunn Family:
I thank GOD for sharing Donald "DUCK" Dunn with me and the world. Booker T & The MG's will always be 1 of the most greatest band of this lifetime and thanks 2 "DUCK" Dunn 4 being a part of this great band.
Always sad when a great artist dies . God has a awesome Bass player ! R.I.P Brother ...
Met Duck at a private party for Bryan Johnsons mom. Wonderful guy he will be missed. A true pro musician talented beyond talent. God bless
R.I.P. Duck your contribution to music will live on in all of our hearts.
Thank you for the Music! Loved it. RIP.
Duck. Enjoy your rewards, and Rest in His Arms. Thousands of us with heavy hearts know that you made it happen for a lot of musicians.
You will be missed.
Don, there is a step that we all have to take in order to see God.
We'll pray for you. Please do the same for us!
I'm terribly saddened for the loss the family is now suffering. May God show you the Joys of His Grace and Blessings, and may you find comfort in His Name.
June, I just heard of Duck's death today, May 13th. I have no idea how to reach you...but I will keep trying. I am so sorry it happened. He, truly, was an amazing man. I keep thinking of all the crazy times we had with you guys and the Snows. I will attend his services when I find out when and where. I love you and know exactly how you feel right now. Joan Hodges
Thank you for the music, with Otis, Booker T & the MGs, Blues Brothers, everything. Peace and God Bless.
Duck Dunn played bass at Stax on so many great songs: "In the Midnight Hour" & "634-5789 (Soulsville USA)" by Wilson Pickett, "Born Under a Bad Sign" by Albert King, "Knock on Wood" by Eddie Floyd, "Hold On I'm Coming", "Soul Man", "I Thank You" & "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" by Sam & Dave, "Respect", "Try a Little Tenderness", "I've Been Loving You too Long", "Fa-fa-fa...", "Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay" & "I Can't Turn You Loose" by Otis Redding, "Who's Making Love" by Johnnie Taylor, "Soul Limbo" & "Time is Tight" by Booker T. & the MGs and many more. Duck Dunn on bass and Al Jackson, Jr. on drums were one of the tightest rhythm sections ever. I saw Duck Dunn perform live with Booker T. & the MGs in August 1969 at the AC Pop Festival. It was great. RIP Duck.
R.I.P. I was young when I watched them film the Blues Brothers in Waucanda.
John is gone, the Mall is Gone, and now
Don. He will be missed. God Bless.
Rest In Peace. And God Bless the family in this time of need over the passing of a fantastic bassist.
Thanks Duck for laying down a groove that gave the world so much pleasure.
You helped shape my life. I'm forever in your debt.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
I remember the band. loved their music.
RIP Don! Say hello to B.Edwards,J. Jamerson, J. Pastorius,. R Keller, B. Orr, and the many great bassist of our time!!
To the Dunn family, we are saddened by Donald's passing, he will always be remembered in our hearts as a great musician. God Bless
The Hicks Family
BOOKER T & THE MGS WAS A SOLID GROUP. I LOVED EVERYTHING THEY RECORDED.
I am sorry to hear of Duck Dunn's passing. Booked T and the MG's were one of my favorites. He will be missed.
A great musician, Jake is waiting and is getting the band back together.
Rest In Peace.
Thanks for the memories Mr. Dunn, we have lost another great artist and musician.
i will remember he was so funny in the blues brother movies.
R.I.P. "Duck" ,.,. You'll surely be missed ,. God Bless you and your Family & Friends as well as your many Fans ,.,.
Now that Great Rock Band in Heaven has gotten a more soulful bass line ,.,.
Condolences to the family, friends, and fans of one of the finest and most influential bass players of all time.
God's Peace to you Mr. Dunn. Your music was an inspiration to anyone who was lucky enough to hear you play. Our condolences to one all all of the Dunn family.
I thought that the music Donald wrote was fantastic as was the group Booker T and the MGs. It is sad to learn of his passing. At least he was doing what he loved to do.
So sorry to hear of your passing . What a blessing when it
came doing what you loved doing. Your music was much
loved and appreciated. Rest in Peace.
He will be missed. May the have peace.
My condolences to the Dunn family. May you find comfort from God's word recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 regarding the loss of your loved one.