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.


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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In the Studio with The Peppermint Trolley Company – Part I – Moonglow Studio and the Hollywood Recording Scene in 1966

In the Studio with The Peppermint Trolley Company – Part I – Moonglow Studio and the Hollywood Recording Scene in 1966

At the Corner of Selma and Cosmo There are moments in life when a specific place takes on great significance. For me the corner of Selma and Cosmo in Hollywood during the sixties is such a location. I remember it fondly. Indeed, the memory of it holds an almost mythical place in my mind. Looking
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A Blur of White Helmets – The 1967 Century Plaza Police Riot & Brutality in the Summer of Love

A Blur of White Helmets – The 1967 Century Plaza Police Riot & Brutality in the Summer of Love

On Friday,  June 23rd, 1967, in the beginning of what came to be termed ‘The Summer of Love’, I, alongside my brothers, my friends,  and tens of thousands of other citizens marched in Century City to protest the war in Vietnam. What ensued was a shocking and horrifying example of law enforcement going berserk.  In
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A Sprint Through Paradise – Monterey in the Summer of Love, 1967

A Sprint Through Paradise – Monterey in the Summer of Love, 1967

  A Memory of June 15th, 1967, Monterey, California It was a mellow summer night. Orange colored pennants fluttered in the benevolent breeze as I walked down the midway. I breathed in the cool Pacific air, and released a sigh of satisfaction. In the middle of the grassy lane a short, chubby policeman stood like
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The Faragher Brothers on The Steel Pier Show in 1976 Part II

The Faragher Brothers on The Steel Pier Show in 1976 Part II

  I first heard “It’s Alright” when the Impressions performed the song on Casey Kasem’s TV show, Shebang in 1966, and immediately fell in love with it. It had the simple gospel sound I’d listened to as a youngster.  The melody and lyrics were so infectious, uplifting,  I wanted get up, clap my hands, and
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The Faragher Brothers on The Steel Pier Show in 1976

The Faragher Brothers on The Steel Pier Show in 1976

– by Danny Faragher In June of 1976, my brothers and I embarked on a tour of the Eastern Seaboard to promote our first album for ABC Records, The Faragher Brothers (aka The ‘Yellow’ Album). The LP had been three years in the preparation and making, and had required a lot of sacrifice and hard
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