From Joseph Zon, President of Zon Guitars:
It is with a heavy heart that we find ourselves with the loss of another brother-in-bass, Doug Lunn. He left us yesterday after a long and noble battle against pancreatic cancer.
I met Doug in the early nineties, at a NAMM show, where he was performing. Jokingly, I offered to trade him a bass for his purple suit.
He took the bait, came by the booth and has been a ZON artist and good friend ever since. BTW, he kept the suit.
Doug was a very accomplished musician whose talents reached beyond his incredible bass playing. As a composer, studio bassist and bandleader, his work ran the gamut from classical to rock, experimental to world music and beyond.
His work with Mike Keneally and other Zappa alumni, among countless other prog-related musicians was greatly influential. Doug also appeared as part of the “house” band for the Dennis Miller show with Andy Summers. He was also the bassist on Toni Basil's hit "Mickey".
Above and beyond all his accomplishments, Doug was one of the nicest and warmest beings I’ve ever known. Always willing to help others and share his experience, he was a “one-of-a-kind”.
Our hearts and thoughts go out his daughter, Donnie and wife, Vida
as well as his family and friends. We’ll miss you dear friend, but will never forget you or the valuable contributions you made to this world.
May you rest in eternal peace.