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Danny Faragher


Danny grew up in Long Beach , California, the second of Al and Mary Faragher's eight children. The Faragher kids spent many evenings around the piano as Mary played and sang in a lovely soprano. It was natural that music would play such an important role in Danny's life. He began singing three-part harmony with his brothers at the age of six, and later learned to play trombone through the public school system. As a young teenager, he taught himself piano, guitar, and harmonica.

Danny formed his first band at the age of thirteen, and cut his first record at eighteen with his group, The Mark Five, which included his brother, Jimmy. In 1968 the brothers, along with members, Greg Tornquist and Casey Cunningham had their first hit (“Baby, You Come Rolling ‘Cross My Mind”) with their band, The Peppermint Trolley Company ( watch a video of them performing “Trust” on You Tube). That same year the PTC put out an album considered by many to be a pop masterpiece and recorded the theme song for the Brady Bunch television show. In the years that followed, the band changed their name to Bones, released two fine LPs, and had a hit single, “Roberta”. After Bones broke up in 1973, Danny and Jimmy went on to found The Faragher Brothers, a “blued-eyed soul band” which included younger brothers Tommy and Davey. They released four albums, the first release now a collector's item, and charted with “Stay The Night”. The first two Faragher LPs have been reissued as CDs on Sony

Danny has appeared on “The Beverly Hillbillies”, “Mannix”, Dick Clark's “American Bandstand” and “It's Happening “, “The Donald O'Connor Show” and “Soul Train”. He has written and performed music for “The Facts of Life”, and “Who's the Boss”, and has also sung and played harmonica and B3 organ on the recordings of Ringo Starr, Martha Reeves, Kiss, Camper Van Beethoven, Melissa Manchester, The Pointer Sisters, Full Swing, and others. He served as the musical director for the play, ”Working”, at Santa Monica's Mayfair Theater, as well as acting and singing in the production.

Danny was a featured vocalist with the LA Jazz Choir, and sings every Holiday Season with the Caroling Company, an a cappella group featured on the Adams Family Movie. He also has a popular vocal group, Daddy Cool, who perform Doo Wop, and Rock and Roll tunes in a zany but highly musical way. Danny began teaching music in 1998, and has a full roster of students who are learning: piano, voice, harmonica, flute, trumpet, ukelele, and songwriting. He still writes and records his own material, and performs in concert as a solo performer.