Friday, April 18, 2008

Song of the Week 4/18/08

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"

Goodbye Danny. You will be missed by hundreds of thousands of people. The Boardwalk is a little darker today.

Pardon the cliche, but pictures (or videos) are worth a thousand more words than I could muster up about how much Springsteen and the E Street Band's music has meant to me the past 25 years, or how much love everyone in that band felt for Danny.

Here's video of the 1975 Hammersmith Odeon performance I linked to:

The last time Danny played it with his dear friends, in Indianapolis on March 20th:

Bonus: The scene when Danny left the band last fall in Boston:

A great clip of the entire band watching Danny solo on "Kitty's Back" that night.

Because I can never watch this clip enough, the best "Kitty's Back" since the 1970s, from Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

And finally, watch this 1978 clip at about 8 minutes in. Danny does a blistering solo on "Prove It All Night." Wow.

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