Danny Federici: Keyboardist with the E Street Band

The keyboard player Danny Federici was a long-serving member of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. His distinctive organ and accordion playing can be heard on classic Springsteen songs like "Hungry Heart", "The Rising" and the concert favourite "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" while his glorious glockenspiel on tracks such as "Born to Run" and "Racing in the Street" added the Phil Spector-like icing to the cake.

Thomson and Cape almost achieve perfection

Under the gaze of the statue of Christopher Columbus, which echoes the Trafalgar Square eyrie of Lord Nelson, Alex Thomson and his co-skipper Andrew Cape should, in time for breakfast this morning, bring their Open 60 Hugo Boss into the welcoming pontoon at the end of the Barcelona World Race.

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Deco: The master behind the magic of Barça

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Orchestras told how The Boss shows way to boost audiences

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Real clothes: Party like it's 1999

I don't want to freak you out folks, but it's only five days to go until the night of the millennium. In other words, time is fast running out on the frock front if are yet to find yourself a knock-em-dead outfit.

FASHION: DEAR ANNIE...

Please help. I have been invited to Cornwall for the Millennium festivities and I am looking for a pair of fleece trousers to keep me warm on all those bracing, hangover- shifting walks. Hawkshead had the perfect pair but has sold out. I am 5ft 2in and size 8-10 so men's trousers won't do. Ideally in blue or black.

PETER YORK ON ADS No 299: MAXWELL HOUSE

I'm afraid I'll be saying "Boutros Boutros-Ghali" and "Scorchio" in 2015. And I won't be alone. Like other Fast Show catchphrases, it illustrates an Eternal Verity - that Hispanic television and advertising are terribly funny and marvellously old-fashioned to the Anglo eye.

Football: England skilled in passing buck rather than ball

EARLIER THIS week, inside a large marquee erected at the Burnham Beeches Hotel, David Beckham sat in his England tracksuit, waiting for the start of a press conference.

Secretarial: Sex and the sickie: the truth

WHEN IT comes to secretaries' gripes, research shows that the practice of linking their grades to those of their managers comes ever higher on the list. Employers claim it acknowledges the fact that they work as a team, and that reward for achievements should be given to both parties. But linking can be a problem for both secretaries and managers if an excellent secretary has a poor boss or vice versa. If it becomes a problem for you, follow these four steps: first, talk to your manager. You could have under-estimated his or her desire to succeed. A career- minded, ambitious secretary could provide the motivation he or she needs. If this fails, however, approach personnel. Ask whether you should aim to work with a different manager or whether there are other ways to progress. Thirdly, it's worth finding out if other secretaries feel the same way. There's always strength in numbers. Finally, consider your own performance levels. It's all too easy to blame others for our own shortcomings.

The Claimant And The Boss: `I will now be pounds 80 a week better off'

SOPHIE BATES is 27, a single mother from Cambridge who has never worked.

Secretarial: Groper Greg

FOR THE first time in my life the phrase "he makes my skin crawl" makes more than metaphorical sense to me. For when Dirty Boss Greg enters the room, I feel as though a colony of maggots has somehow made its way beneath the surface and is making merry between my shoulderblades. Every muscle is poised to dodge the wandering fingers, and each one twitches with tension when I can feel him within five paces.
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