Danny Faragher

Danny Faragher playing the Hammond B3 Organ

Danny Faragher singing and playing the B3 organ at an outdoor concert, 1971

A Man Devoted to Music

Musician Danny Faragher is a man devoted to sound. A recording artist with over 7 albums under his belt, Danny toured at the height of the tumultuous 60’s, pioneered the use of the clavinet, witnessed the zenith of classic rock and played with some of the greatest names in musical history including Ringo Starr and Peter Criss.

The odds are that you have already heard or seen Danny Faragher before. It may be from his series of Billboard 100 singles with the Peppermint Trolley Company, Bones and the Faragher Brothers. Or it might it be from guest appearances on TV shows such as the Beverly Hillbillies & Mannix. Perhaps it’s the Brady Bunch theme song or the recent CD reissues. It may also be from his band’s residency at the popular Gazzarri’s during the Sunset Strip’s heyday.


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‘The Devil Wind Blues’ from the ‘Dancing with the Moment’ album by Danny Faragher

Listen to ‘The Devil Wind Blues’ here. Santana Winds are howlin’ and the night is closing in. Santana Winds are howlin’ and the night is closing in. There is no escaping once these devil winds begin. Hear those sirens wailing? A smell of smoke is in the air. Hear those sirens wailing? A smell of
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Long Beach, CA at night from Rainbow Pier

‘Rainbow Pier’ – A Musical Soundscape of a Magical Memory

Listen to ‘Rainbow Pier’ from the ‘Dancing with the Moment’ album. Among the dream- like images that  swirl and mingle in my mind is an early childhood memory of a moonlit drive with my family around Rainbow Pier in Long Beach, California, the city of my birth.  I remember poking my head out the window of our ’43 Chevy
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Selma and Cosmo, Moonglow Studio and the infamous 1966 Hollywood Sunset Strip Curfew Riot

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Peppermint Trolley Company Recording Debut

  Hard to believe, but it has been a half century since my brother Jimmy and I stepped into Moonglow, a small studio that stood at the corner of Selma and Cosmo in Hollywood, California, to record the P.F. Sloan penned ‘Lollipop Train’ and our own ‘Bored to Tears’ for Valiant Records. It was to be our
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‘The Devil and the Koch Brothers’ – a poem by Danny Faragher with artwork by Michael Cano

The Devil and the Koch Brothers The Devil dined with the Brothers Koch. “Boys,” he said. “I like your style… “You pull those strings behind a cloak “And embrace the darkness with a smile.” The Brothers drank the wine and dreamed A dream of empires rich and vast. And with their dinner guest they schemed
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the dancer

the dancer out of breath and behind the beat, pushing hard to make my way, like a dancer looking at his feet I often stumble through the day. so unlike that ‘parallel me’ who completes each task with style and verve, and coolly knocks it out of the park when life throws him a wicked
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‘Open the Door’ song lyrics

‘Open the Door’ – From the ‘Dancing with the Moment’ album. verse 1 Hear the morning breeze that’s rattling the window Feel the waking sun peep through the blinds Lost in a daydream Thoughts so far away But aware of how the ‘here and the now’ Is slipping away verse 2 Smell each steaming drip
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Birthday Poem

Birthday Poem eyes open from a dream Sunday morning sleeping in. a  lawnmower is humming think I’ll stay put awhile let my thoughts swirl and meander where they will I can hear the drumming of tiny feet as squirrels chase across the roof today begins my sixty-ninth year (funny how the number still evokes an adolescent
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‘Pacific Blue’ song lyrics

Pacific Blue – From the Dancing with the Moment album verse 1 Splash in the water head to toe Make it fast, don’t make it slow It’s chilly and cool, now But that’s okay My little brother has no fear Watch him swim way beyond the pier Come back now.  What would Mamma say? (chorus) Pacific
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‘Sanity’ – a poem by Danny Faragher with artwork by Michael Cano

sanity the shattered glass reflects a thousand images where lies reality? the ordered world breaks down into a random spray of neurons matter over mind free radical chaos sanity is a dangling rope reach out, grab it and hold on for dear life