Daniel Smith "Danny" Chauncey is an American rock guitarist. He is best known for being a member of the Southern rock band 38 Special from 1987 to 2019. The band, which started as a Southern rock band and switched to a more straight-ahead rock sound, had several hit singles between 1981 and 1991. Chauncey was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Alameda County, California, where he attended Alameda High School. His first instrument was a Stella 6-string cowboy guitar. His first electric was red Gibson SG with a Fender 50w Super Reverb. In the early and mid-1970s, Chauncey was a member of the Bay Area rock group Mistress. In 1977 the group recorded a self-titled album for RSO records which was released two years later, shortly before Mistress disbanded. The album includes a cover version of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl". Before replacing Don Barnes.
|Birth name||Daniel Smith Chauncey|
|Born||June 19, 1956, San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Years active||1981 – present|
|Associated acts||38 Special, Billy Satellite, Mistress|
Guitarist known for his work with a Southern rock band called 38 Special. He joined the band, which was popular during the 1980s and 1990s, in 1987.
He attended Alameda High School in California. Before joining 38 Special, he performed with a band called Billy Satellite.
He co-wrote the song "I Wanna Go Back," which became a hit for Eddie Money.
He married Kelly Conolty.
He and guitarist Don Barnes were both members of 38 Special.
- 38 Special (band) members
Latest information about Danny Chauncey updated on June 07 2021.