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On this day: May 13

POSTED: 10:30 PM PDT May 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 12, 2013 

America declares war on Mexico, The Beatles film "Let It Be" premieres, Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt, and Tipper Gore doesn't like what she hears, all on this day.

OTD May 13 - Donald Duck Dunn
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2012: Bass player, songwriter, record producer and actor Donald "Duck" Dunn, known for his 1960s recordings with Booker T. & the M.G.'s and as a session bassist for Stax Records, dies in his sleep at the age of 70 in Tokyo, Japan. Dunn also played in recording sessions for everyone from Eric Clapton to Bob Dylan and Otis Redding to Stevie Nicks and was a regular member of the Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi's Blues Brothers Band, appearing as himself in both "Blues Brothers" movies.

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