About Danny Whitten
Although he died early in his music career with Crazy Horse, Danny Whitten (Daniel Ray Whitten, May 8, 1943 – November 18, 1972) was the group's original leader and main focus. Not much is known about Whitten's early years, except that he was originally from the East Coast. Whitten met up with future Crazy Horse bandmember Billy Talbot at a Los Angeles club in the mid-'60s, and the duo (neither of whom played instruments at that point) formed a vocal group they dubbed Danny and the Memories. Read more about Danny Whitten on Last.fm.