Friday, January 2, 2009

The Phantom & The Originator

This corner is a little darker as we lost a couple of friends in 2008:

Danny "The Phantom" Federici was one of the original residents on E Street. Having learned the accordian and keyboards at an early age, Danny (along with Vini Lopez) formed the band Child. Their lead singer was Bruce Springsteen with whom Danny would play with as an E Streeter for nearly the next 40 years.

Bo Diddley was one of the originals in the early days of rock and roll. He created "the Bo Didley sound", a samba like beat which was used in his songs such as Hey! Bo Didley and Mona. The beat has been used by many including The Who in Magic Bus and Bruce Springsteen in She's The One. The Animals capture the early Bo Diddley story in their tribute song The Story of Bo Diddley.

(The Animals - The Story of Bo Diddley)

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