Played the organ, glockenspiel, and accordion for Bruce Springsteen's E Street band. He died after a lengthy battle with melanoma.
He learned to play the accordion at a young age while watching The
He used to play with a band called Diamondback when he wasn't touring with
He was married several times. He had a son with his first wife, Flo, and adopted two daughters with his second wife, Kathlynn Helmeid. His third marriage to Maya produced no children.
He and the E Street Band collaborated with many other artists, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Meat Loaf.