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  • Donald 'Duck' Dunn dies at 70; bassist for Booker T. & the MG's

    Donald 'Duck' Dunn dies at 70; bassist for Booker T. & the MG's
    As the bass player on dozens of the most soulful hits in the history of pop music, Donald "Duck" Dunn often found himself out on the road playing to fans who had assumed he was black like the stars he supported, notably Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Sam & Dave.
  • Donald 'Duck' Dunn: Honoring a Stax master -- and 'Time Is Tight'

     
    Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist for Booker T & the M.G.'s, died over the weekend. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts explains the power behind one of the musician's best bass lines, on "Time Is Tight."

    Coping with the deluge

    The storm system that has pounded California since last week was expected to weaken today into a series of sporadic but intense showers, with the possibility of more rain Tuesday night. Emergency preparedness officials, who had geared up for the worst in...