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Friday, April 18, 2008

DANNY FEDERICI, R.I.P.

Posted By on Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 2:21 PM

Sad. He did not look well when Springsteen and the E Street Band played the Palace last fall.

Danny Federici, for 40 years the E Street Band's organist and keyboard player, died yesterday afternoon, April 17th at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City after a three year battle with melanoma.

"Danny Federici, the most instinctive and natural musician I ever met and the only member of the band who can reduce me to a shouting mess. I love you, Danny. Your organ and accordion playing brought the boardwalks of Central and South Jersey alive in my music. Thank you.'' -- Bruce Springsteen during his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech, March 15, 1999

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