Dino Danelli Rascal's Rock & Roll Hall of Famer died at 78

Written by Guddu

Dino Danelli is a percussionist and drummer best known for his work with the rock band The Rascals.

On April 4, 1943, he was born in Newark, New Jersey.

Danelli began his musical career as a member of The Rascals, a mid-1960s New Jersey ensemble.

His aggressive and strong drumming helped fuel hits like "Good Lovin'" and "Groovin'."

Danelli has worked with a variety of artists, including Todd Rundgren and Meat Loaf, in addition to The Rascals.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has honoured him as one of his generation's most important drummers.

Danelli and The Rascals were elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

His musicianship and technical ability are highly regarded by his contemporaries.

Danelli has also taught drums and written instructional books and DVDs.

Despite his many triumphs, Danelli remains humble and down-to-earth. He is known for his passion to his craft and love of music.