The world has lost a true musical legend with the passing of Dino Danelli, drummer for the popular 1960s band The Rascals. He passed away on 15 December 2022 at the age of 78.
For over five amazing decades, Danelli brought an unmistakable dynamism to stages around the world. His rhythms on classics such as “Good Lovin’” and “A Beautiful Morning” were iconic and beloved by fans everywhere
How did Dino Danelli die ?
Dino Danelli and the Rascals were a rock ‘n’ roll institution and Dino showed his prowess as a musician by being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The news of his death at the age 78 was released by bandmate Gene Cornish, who expressed his sadness with a breaking heart in his statement on Facebook. He said that Dino was like a brother to him and the greatest drummer he ever saw. It is undoubtedly a tremendous loss for music fans everywhere who appreciate the incredible art that The Rascals shared over the years, thanks to their esteemed drummer.
What was the cause of his death
The Rascals have announced that their beloved drummer, Dino Danelli, has passed away at the age of 78. While an exact cause of death has yet to be determined, many of his family and friends have acknowledged this devastating loss. We are all reaching out to Dino’s family during this difficult time in hopes of learning further details around his untimely passing. Although it is a tragedy to lose such a talented musician, we remember Dino’s legacy with gratitude – his limitless talent and passion remains among us through the timeless music he created alongside The Rascals. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones as they cope with this great loss.
Who was Dino Danelli ?
Danelli was a true musical virtuoso. He had a varied career, first playing jazz in his native Jersey City before travelling to New Orleans to play R&B. His reputation soon spread and in 1961 he was even enlisted by musical icons such as Lionel Hampton and Little Willie John. In 1962, Danelli formed a group called Ronnie Steeks & The Elrods, and returned to New York where he continued to develop as an artist. With formidable talent and experience, Danelli certainly achieved great things throughout his lifetime and left behind a lasting legacy.
Formed from the creative energy of four strangers with a love for music, the Young Rascals were born in late 1964. Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli, Felix Cavaliere, and Gene Cornish came together to form one of the most iconic and beloved bands in music history. The boys first met while backing up singer Sandu Scott at the famous Las Vegas night spot—a show that subsequently led them back to New York City. With that spark of inspiration, their debut performance as the Young Rascals was held in February 1964 in Garfield, New Jersey’s Choo Choo Club. Little did they know at the time what massive success was just around the corner.
Dino Danelli net worth
Dino Danelli was a highly successful American musician and songwriter. He was a founding member of the popular ’60s rock band The Young Rascals, which had many hit songs including “Good Lovin'” and “Groovin'”. Danelli’s success as both a drummer and songwriter earned him recognition from other musicians, as well as substantial financial reward. His net worth was estimated at about $6 million, proving that he was among the most highly rewarded players in the music industry at the time.
Tributes pour to Daniel death
Stevie, I have been a Rascals fan since Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore. When you made a dream come true for me, and I’m sure many others, by reuniting them for Once Upon A Dream, I could not take a chance on missing it, so I flew from Chicago to NY for the first show, December, 2012 at the Capitol Theatre. By a stroke of luck, I ended up in the first row, center stage, and was right in front of Dino. Hearing his thunder, and watching him play, was pure joy, as was he rest of the show. I also saw Dino drum with you at the Park West in Chicago, as a member of the Disciple of Soul. He was always a joy to listen to, and watch. One of the greatest rock drummers.
You were one of his great champions, Steven. Thanks for that. He didn’t get the recognition he so richly deserved.
Oh, man. I loved this group and his intensity on drums and twirling his sticks. I was about 10 when the Rascals came on the scene. Saw their Once Upon A Dream in SF. They sounded fab. RIP.
Missed this concert in June of ’66 😠, but someone in attendance told me that Danelli would throw a drumstick high in the air while playing, catch it, and continue the beat. Requiescat in pace.