Danny Sembello

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Danny Sembello
Birth name Daniel Sembello
Born (1963-01-15)January 15, 1963
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died August 15, 2015(2015-08-15) (aged 52)
Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, United States
Genres R&B, soul, synthpop, pop, funk
Occupation(s) Songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments Keyboards, synthesizers, drums, percussion, guitar, bass
Years active 1981–2015
Labels MCA
Associated acts Chaka Khan, George Benson, Pebbles, Jeffrey Osborne, Patti LaBelle, René & Angela, New Edition, The Pointer Sisters, Johnny Gill, Irene Cara, Monica, Celine Dion, Tatyana Ali

Daniel "Danny" Sembello (January 15, 1963 – August 15, 2015) was an American songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist.

He produced recordings by artists including George Benson and Pebbles, and he had his compositions recorded by Chaka Khan, Jeffrey Osborne, Patti LaBelle (the hit single "Stir It Up"), Irene Cara, René & Angela, and The Pointer Sisters (the hit single "Neutron Dance"). In 1986, he won a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, for his contributions to the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack. He was the brother of Michael Sembello.

Danny Sembello drowned in the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia, on August 15, 2015.[1] He was first reported missing after he went for a swim during a music festival in Manayunk.[2]

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