The River

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sad day on E-Street

Danny Federici, for 40 years the E Street Band's organist and keyboard player, died this afternoon, April 17, 2008 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City after a three year battle with melanoma.


My heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and bandmates of Danny Federici, and to rock-n-roll fans everywhere. Danny's music stirred my adolescent soul and helped fuel some raucous celebrations of friendship. I often played air organ along with Danny, sometimes affectionately using a friend’s head as the keyboard. Music adds so much to our lives. Danny Federici made a wonderful contribution to mine. He will be missed.

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