RIP: Danny Federici

Sad news…

Danny Federici, the longest-serving member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died Thursday afternoon at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York after a three-year battle with melanoma. He was 58.

Keyboardist Federici, a Flemington native, played his last full show with the band in Boston in November before beginning treatment. Veteran session musician Charles Giordano replaced him at subsequent shows.

Federici made a poignant final appearance with the band last month in Indianapolis, playing on eight songs, including “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” which spotlighted his atmospheric accordion playing.

Here is that performance:

3 thoughts on “RIP: Danny Federici

  1. If you can dig up a song called “Angelyne” that Springsteen gave to Gary US Bonds in the early ’80s… Danny Federici on the accordian. Just wonderful.

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