Danny Klein

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Danny Klein
Birth nameDaniel Klein
Born (1946-05-23) May 23, 1946 (age 76)
Bronx, New York City, US
GenresHard rock, blues
Instrument(s)Bass guitar
Years active1966–present

Daniel Klein (born May 23, 1946) is an American bassist best known as a member of The J. Geils Band.[1]

Early life[edit]

Daniel Klein was born on May 23, 1946, in the Bronx, New York City. He moved to New Jersey at age 6 and in 1964 he began attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts studying mechanical engineering. It was there that he met musicians John Geils and Richard Salwitz. By 1966 Klein left WPI to pursue a career in music.[2]

Musical career[edit]

While attending college Klein formed a jug band with Salwitz and Geils. When Peter Wolf, Seth Justman and Stephen Jo Bladd joined they changed their name to The J. Geils Band of which Klein remained a member until their breakup in 1985. Throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s Klein recorded with artists such as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Debbie Davies. He has rejoined The J. Geils Band in all of their reunions and leads his own band, Danny Klein's Full House, which performs J. Geils Band songs.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Klein is Jewish.[4][5]


  1. ^ Donnie Moorhouse (April 18, 2019). "J. Geils Band bassist Danny Klein bringing Full House to Northampton". masslive. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  2. ^ "DANNY KLEIN'S FULLHOUSE". dannykleinsfullhouse.com. Archived from the original on November 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Danny Klein – J.Geils Band
  4. ^ "The Jews Who Rock Wiki." Admin. www.jewcy.com. Published November 15, 2008. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Jews in the News: Andrew Garfield, Jessica Chaffin and Leonard Cohen." www.jewishtampa.com. Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation. Published November 1, 2016.

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