RIP Danny Sembello, gifted songwriter and singer. Along with his brother helped define pop music of the 80’s
Daniel “Dan” Sembello (AKA Danny Sembello) is a songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. Artists he has produced for include George Benson and Pebbles, and he has 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 Copsoundtrack. Sembello has a notable brother; Michael “Maniac” Sembello.