Friday, April 18, 2008

Danny Federici: 1950-2008

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Danny Federici, the great keyboardist of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who died on Thursday at the young age of 58.

He had been suffering from melanoma, which is a form of skin cancer. He did his last show with Bruce back on March 20 in Indianapolis, after missing much of this current tour due to his illness.

One of my favorite concerts of all-time was seeing him with Bruce and the band at Giants Stadium during the Born in the USA tour in 1985. They played for over four hours, and it left me exhausted after it was all over. You always got your money's worth seeing Danny and those boys in concert, and I have on four occasions.

May God bless his family and friends at this difficult time. And thanks for the memories, Danny.

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