“Drummer Dino Danelli, an original member of the 1960s rock group The Young Rascals, has died. He was 78.
“Danelli’s death was confirmed by his friend, Rascals archivist Joe Russo, who made the announcement on the musician’s Facebook page on Thursday.
“Danelli played drums on the band’s biggest hits, including “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” “People Got to Be Free,” “A Beautiful Morning” and “How Can I Be Sure.” He left the group in 1971, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
““To know Dino, you must understand that art was his life. Art, music and film consumed his mind and his heart,” Russo wrote in a follow-up Facebook post later Friday. “He was an insomniac, sometimes staying awake for days, because he was always writing, reading, painting, drawing, watching films. He was beyond private and for someone who many consider one of the greatest drummers of all time, humble to a fault.””
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