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 for his work with Booker T & the MG’s.
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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AUDIO INTERVIEWS POSTED ON MY PATREON PAGE SO FAR:
Donald “Duck” Dunn, 1985
Mark Farner of Grand Funk, 1991
Chris Robinson of Black Crowes, 1990
Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, 2002
Mike Rutherford of Genesis, 1983
Country Dick Montana of the Beat Farmers, 1990
Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers, 2016
Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1986
Lindsay Mitchell of Prism, 1988
Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith, 1983
Dave Murray of Iron Maiden, 1984
Graham Bonnet of Alcatrazz, 1984
Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, 2016
Doc Neeson of Angel City, 1985
Rik Emmett of Triumph, 1985
Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders, 2016
Johnny Ramone of the Ramones, 1992
Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip, 1989
Leslie West of Mountain, 2002
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, 1983
Poison Ivy of the Cramps, 1990
Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC, 1983
Steve Clark of Def Leppard, 1988
Alex Lifeson of Rush, 1992
Ann Wilson of Heart, 1985
Warren Haynes of Allman Brothers, 1994
Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, 1984
…with hundreds more to come