E Street Band's Danny Federici Dies at 58

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Steve Inskeep remembers E Street Band keyboardist Danny Federici. He died Thursday at the age of 58.

(Soundbite of song, "Hungry Heart")


The man you hear playing keyboards on this Bruce Springsteen hit has died. Danny Federici played on Springsteen records and solo albums for decades.

(Soundbite of song, "Hungry Heart")

Mr. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Singer): (Singing) Everybody's got a hungry heart, everybody's got a hungry heart.

INSKEEP: Federici battled melanoma for years before his death at age 58, but he continued playing as recently as a Springsteen concert last month. Danny Federici's recordings included the keyboards on this song, called "You're Missing."

(Soundbite of song, "You're Missing")

Mr. SPRINGSTEEN: (Singing) God's drifting in here, devil's in the mailbox, got dust on my shoes, nothing but teardrops.

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