Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Late Night Pick: Gregg Allman, RIP Donald "Duck" Dunn

Tonight on Conan, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman will be on to shill his biography, "My Cross to Bear" filled with stories of the blues, drug use and sex with groupies and Cher. Good stuff. Not sure if he'll perform or just tell us cool stories about 70's rock hedonism. Either way, we win. Conan is on TBS at 11 PM and 1 AM.

You may know him as the bass player for the Blues Brothers. You may know him from Booker T & The MGs or as one of the creators of the Stax/Volt sound in the 60s and 70s. You may have seen him play with Eric Clapton, Neil Young or Bob Dylan. Any way you know him, he was one of the greatest, yet most understated, bass players ever. Donald "Duck" Dunn passed away Sunday morning at 70. HERE is the obit. And here is with Booker T and the MGs doing the classic "Green Onions":