Booker T and the MGs bassist Duck Dunn passes away - Donald "Duck" Dunn, bassist with Booker T and the MGs, has died at age 70, NME reports.
The M.G.'s were the house band for STAX records and Dunn can be heard on a number of tracks including Otis Redding's 'Respect' and Albert King's 'Born Under A Bad Sign'.
The bassist had been in the Japanese city to play a series of concerts as part of a STAX show, featuring Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd, and had played two gigs on Saturday night. Cropper posted on his Facebook page that Dunn had died in his sleep.
Here is Duck, with the MGs, performing the group's biggest hit: