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.


One Last Time in Harmony

One Last Time in Harmony

In 2008 we five members of the bands- the Peppermint Trolley Company, and Bones - Jimmy Faragher, Greg Tornquist, Casey Cunningham, Patrick McClure, and myself, Danny Faragher (We affectionately refer to ourselves as Bones Brothers) were reunited. It was the first time in thirty-five years. Though the decades had passed, our friendship bond, based on
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‘Broken Hearts and Hopeful Dreams’ – Remembering Patrick McClure

‘Broken Hearts and Hopeful Dreams’ – Remembering Patrick McClure

I Remember Long Ago It was the spring of 1967. A whirlwind of change was in there air. The art scene, music  in particular, was exploding with creativity. Conversely, the war in Vietnam continued its steady escalation, and the draft hung over young males’ heads like a sword of Damocles. Having become increasingly distressed by
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My New Album – ‘Dancing with the Moment’ – It’s a Wrap!

My New Album – ‘Dancing with the Moment’ – It’s a Wrap!

sometimes on a sleepless night the elusive muse appears before me and with seductive charm implores me in sweet persuasion I can’t fight she reaches out to extend the touch of fingertips beneath my chin and gently lifts my gaze to hers to command with whisper – ‘Write’.  D.F.  The Moment  It had been a
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My Fifteen Minutes with Andy Warhol

My Fifteen Minutes with Andy Warhol

It’s November of 1971. Danny, Jimmy, Greg, and Casey – ‘Bones” – are getting ready to play for a gathering of Hollywood elites for the first AFI Film Festival. The gig turns almost surreal in a most unexpected way. For Danny, issues arise concerning  image, performance and staying true to oneself.    On ‘Standby’ We
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A Plunge into the System – Part 3

A Plunge into the System – Part 3

  Greg, Paul, and, Danny  were arrested for skinny dipping and thrown in jail. Inside, they’ve experienced both the cruel and the absurd. Now they are on their way to the arraignment, joyful to be out of the cage. The story concludes with part 3…   Jackass We stepped into the open air, that precious
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Thoughts on the Fiftieth Anniversary of JFK Assassination

Thoughts on the Fiftieth Anniversary of JFK Assassination

  I’m sitting here tapping out my thoughts to a screen on a Friday morning. Looking out my window I can see the trees swaying in a cold and cloudy sky. It’s November 22, 2013. My mind flies back fifty years to another Friday, another November 22.  My memory is divided into the time before
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A Plunge into the System – Part 2

A Plunge into the System – Part 2

Danny, Jimmy, and Casey have driven down to San Diego to persuade their buddy, Greg to join their band. They’ve payed a visit to two female friends and the six of them have gone down to Black’s Beach at night  for a swim. Now the cops have shone up, shining their flashlights as Greg, Danny
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A Plunge into the System – Part 1

A Plunge into the System – Part 1

It’s the fall of 1967. The ‘Summer of Love’ has come and gone.  Jimmy, Casey and Danny of the Peppermint Trolley Co. set out to recruit a new guitarist. A carefree act of celebration plops Danny and a buddy into hot water.  Strong bonds of friendship and a sense of humor helps to get the
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Wheels

Wheels

It’s the summer of 1962. Fifteen-year-old Danny sets off on an excursion accompanied by two other boys and a Driver’s Ed. instructor.  During the course of this brief trip he makes an unexpected human connection, and finds inspiration in a song.  California car culture, baseball, rock and roll, and teen-age tragedy all intertwine in this
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