In Memoriam: Doug Lunn

Doug Lunn with Mike Kenneally Trio

More tough news for the bass community today: Doug Lunn has passed away after a long bout with pancreatic cancer.

Lunn was a fretless aficionado, having ordered his first fretless Precision from Fender in 1974. He studied music in college and became a hired gun in the ’80s, working with many progressive artists as well as international pop stars. He performed or recorded with artists including Bruce Springsteen, Mark Isham, David Torn, Andy Summers, John Abercrombie, Sting, and more. Though he is known for deep, experimental music, he was also the bass player on Toni Basil’s mega hit “Mickey.”

The bassist also did plenty of TV and film work. He was a member of the house band for the Dennis Miller Show in the ’90s, and more recently performed on the soundtrack to “Talladega Nights” with Wayne Kramer.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Doug Lunn.

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