Danny Federici, the man who played keyboard in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, passed away from melanoma on Thursday at the age of 58.
Federici not only was a founding member of what eventually became one of the most celebrated bands (they were too prominent to totally call them a back-up unit), but his organ, keyboard and piano playing helped create some of Bruce’s most memorable musical moments.
A little “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”, anyone? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAvolRT3sX4
How about some “Hungry Heart?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFO-N01wup0
My favorite song off the new album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wlgm7Fehaw
Rest in peace, Danny.