Kenny Passarelli

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Kenny Passarelli
Bass guitarist Kenny Passarelli.jpg
Passarelli playing bass with Joe Walsh in 1973
Background information
Born (1949-10-28) October 28, 1949 (age 69)
Denver, Colorado, United States
GenresRock and roll, blues rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass, piano, trumpet
Years active1971–present
Associated actsBarnstorm, Joe Walsh, Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Hall and Oates

Kenny Passarelli (born October 28, 1949 in Denver, Colorado) is an American bass guitarist. Passarelli was a founding member of Barnstorm, co-writing the hit "Rocky Mountain Way".

Passarelli has played with a variety of rock musicians, including Joe Walsh, Elton John,[1] Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills and Hall and Oates.[2] He served as a replacement for Dee Murray in the Elton John Band from 1975–76, playing on the albums Rock of the Westies and Blue Moves. After leaving John's band he joined the Hall and Oates band in June 1977 and appeared on their albums Livetime and Along the Red Ledge.



  1. ^ "That Time Elton John Tapered His Ambitions on 'Rock of the Westies'". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Life According To... Kenny Passarelli". 5280, Denver's Mile High Magazine. August 28, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2017.

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