Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Danny Federici 1950-2008

If you grew up in New Jersey in the 1950s and ’60s, you feel something in the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that can't be described. We're grateful it was captured in fine recordings, because the musicians are mortal. This way the music will last, if not forever, then for a very long time. (And selfishly, I am grateful it will last the rest of my lifetime at least.)

But just as I can't put into words what the music feels like to a Jersey boy, I can't put the loss of Danny Federici into words. The authentic E Street Band sound is gone with this first parting. At least we have the recordings.

Danny Federici in Indianapolis, March 20, 2008:



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