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.


Peppermint Trolley Company on Boss KHJ Aircheck – June 5, 1968 -UPDATE

Peppermint Trolley Company on Boss KHJ Aircheck – June 5, 1968 -UPDATE

Gary Schneider, host of the show, Open Mynd Excursion  (Luxuria Music, Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:00 pm PST) delights listeners each week by playing a recording drawn from his vast collection of radio air checks.Recently he featured an air check from June 5, 1968 of Boss Radio KHJ, in which the Peppermint Trolley Company’s hit “Baby You
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Rosewood Redemption

Rosewood Redemption

    It‘s New Year’s Day, 1980. The opening fanfare of a new decade finds Danny ill in bed, adrift and rudderless. Here is a a small testament to the resilience of the human spirit… Rosewood Redemption An angry Santa Ana was whistling through the overgrown mulberry tree.  I could hear the  branches whip and scrape violently against the house.
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Old Dog – New Tricks

Old Dog – New Tricks

We’re projecting a May release for my album,  Dancing with the Moment.  I am really excited that after the years of hard work, the goal line is in sight. With two jobs, and keeping up with household demands, finding time to tie up all the loose ends is sometimes difficult.  “Life’s what happens to you
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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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