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In Memoriam: Danny Federici (1950 – 2008)

Posted in This Week in Springsteen on April 22, 2008 by Mr. W

The dogs on E Street are howling at the tragic passing of keyboardist extraordinaire, Danny Federici, who lost a long struggle with melanoma on April 17. Bruce’s own eulogy was short and sweet:

“Danny and I worked together for 40 years – he was the most wonderfully fluid keyboard player and a pure natural musician. I loved him very much…we grew up together.”

Danny will be sorely missed, although his spirit will surely live on, hiding on the backstreets. Here’s a look at Danny’s last performance with the band, playing a song that will never sound the same in concert, “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)”.

And if you aren’t wearing sunblock, or having yourself checked regularly for skin cancer, get wise. For a link to the Danny Federici Melanoma Foundation, click here.

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Does this bus stop at 1600 Penna Ave?

Posted in This Week in Springsteen on April 21, 2008 by Mr. W

Since all I do is surf blogs on Obama all day, I think it’s appropriate that my inaugural post to The Four Horsemen combines Obamania and Brucemania. –gp