E Street Band keyboardist/accordionist Danny Federici passed away Thursday after a three-year battle with melanoma. Federici, a New Jersey native, had played with Bruce Springsteen since the late 1960s. In November, the band announced that he was taking leave from its tour to receive treatment for melanoma, but he returned for a few shows last month. (The Bruce Springsteen shows scheduled for this weekend were postponed shortly after the announcement of Federici’s death.) Federici was 58. [AP]
Danny Federici, R.I.P.
April 18th, 2008 // 5 Comments