March 2, 1949 - February 21, 2018
Danny Keylon, a gentleman to the core, beloved composer and accomplished bass player died on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. He spent his life sharing his music with the world. Dan was preceded in death by his parents Ardith and Zenith Keylon and by his brother Gary. Left to cherish his memory and keep his music alive, are the love of his life, Christie Rogers, his godson Corey Robbins, his “brother by another mother” Charlie Hyde, band mates, fellow musicians, extended family and a world full of friends. Danny had music in his DNA. His parents were aspiring songwriters and his brother was an accomplished pianist. Dan’s pursuit of music began in the church youth choir. He started piano lessons at 12, clarinet at 13, bassoon at 14 and bass guitar just before his 15th birthday. By the time he was 16 he was playing the bass regularly in clubs and recording in studios in North and South Carolina with a group called The Dirte Four. His passion and enthusiasm for music radiated to all who encountered him. He experienced great success with his musicianship. He was signed onto RSO records with The Rockets, opening for Bob Segar, ZZ Top, Blue Oyster Cult and Cheap Trick. He then played with Mac Arnold’s Plate Full of Blues, touring Europe twice with them. Most recently he has been spanking the bass with Johnny Don’t Care. He was currently focusing on his songwriting with hits in the making. Danny is still rockin’, reacquainting with and eagerly making new friends, dressed in his funkiest shoes, keeping everyone rockin’ along with him. Funeral Services will be held on March 2, 2018 at 2:00pm at Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue. A Celebration of Life - a rockin’ party for all, immediately following the memorial service at Mack Kell’s on Tunnel Road.
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