Donald “Duck” Dunn on Eric Clapton and his bluesy bro John “the Godfather” Belushi


By Steve Newton

Back in 1985 Eric Clapton played a show in Vancouver, but he wasn’t doing any interviews with the likes of me.

I was happy as hell just to chat with bass-guitar legend Donald “Duck” Dunn, who you may recall from the monumental bottom end in Booker T & the MG’s deathless “Green Onions”.

During the course of our interview I asked him when he first heard Clapton–who he calls “the best all around guitarist I’ve ever worked with”–and we wound up talking about Duck’s work on the Blues Brothers album and movie.

Turns out he was pretty good buds with John Belushi, who he affectionately refers to as “the Godfather”.

Have a listen.



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