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Beale St. processional for bass legend Donald 'Duck' Dunn

(WMC-TV) - The Mid-South will honor the life of Stax recording legend Donald "Duck" Dunn with a processional down Beale Street Wednesday.

Everyone is welcome to the processional, which starts at Fourth and Beale.

A bass guitarist, songwriter, and producer, Dunn may be best known for his recordings with Booker T. & the M.G.'s.  Their sound can best be heard on tracks like Otis Redding's "Respect" and "I Can't Turn You Loose," Sam & Dave's "Hold On! I'm Comin'," and Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign."

Dunn went on to play for the likes of Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Eric Clapton, and Rod Stewart.

Dunn also graced the big screen, playing himself in 1980's "The Blues Brothers."  He also appeared in the 1998 sequel, once again playing himself.

After Dunn's funeral Wednesday, the Beale Street Merchants processional will roll down Beale Street beginning at 5 p.m.

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