Friday, April 18, 2008

R.I.P. - Danny Federici of the E Street Band

Sad news today . . .

Danny Federici, the longtime keyboard player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band passed away Thursday at age 58. He had battled melanoma for the past three years.

New Jersey native Federici first met Springsteen in the late 1960s and they played in several bands together before joining forces in the mega-selling rock 'n' roll group Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

"Phantom Dan", as he was often called by The Boss, will be remembered for many musical moments including the organ solo on the song "Hungry Heart" and the coda on "You're Missing" from the album The Rising.

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