On this day: May 13

Published On: May 12 2013 12:30:59 AM CDT   Updated On: May 13 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi's Blues Brothers Band, appearing as himself in both "Blues Brothers" movies.

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