Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Donald 'Duck' Dunn - legendary Booker T & The MGs bassist, the pumping heart of Stax, and that hairy fella out of The Blues Brothers - died the other day.

I was talking to my husband about it over tea, when I realised something odd had happened. My daughter, the one with Prader-Willi Syndrome, the one who ploughs through her dinner until her plate is sparkling, the one who will eat until everything is damn well ate, had put down her knife and fork and was looking stricken.

I couldn't for the life of me work out why she seemed so alarmed.

Then I realised. She stared up at me, her eyes wide.

"Is Donald Duck DEAD?"

Video is Booker T & The MGs - Groovin'. Mainly because this photo of a fresh-faced, grinning Dunn is just wonderful. Look at his little face. 

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