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Rest in peace, Danny Federici

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 18, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

federici.jpgTough news from the music world yesterday as long-time E Street Band member Danny Federici passed away of melanoma in New York.

Danny played with Bruce Springsteen for 40 years and was one of the creators of the signature sound of the Jersey shore. Danny was incredibly gracious with fans as well.

He was known playfully as “The Phantom” because, as legend has it, he once escaped out the back door when a fight broke out at a show back in the day and the police were looking for him

See for more on Danny and his life.

If you’re a Springsteen fan, you know what his concerts are like. You pretty much forget whatever troubles you have for three hours. One of the best aspects of the show is how tight the guys in the band are and how smoothly they work together. It won’t be the same without Danny off to Max Weinberg’s right.

Bruce has postponed his next two shows. Our sincere condolences to Danny’s family. Hopefully they know how much the guy meant to millions of people.


If you want a sense of Danny’s music, listen to the organ solo on Hungry Heart or his accordion on 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy).




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