Danny Chauncey

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Danny Chauncey
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Background information
Birth name Danny Chauncey
Genres Southern rock
Occupation(s) Songwriter, Guitarist
Years active 1981 – present
Associated acts 38 Special, Billy Satellite, Mistress

Daniel Smith "Danny" Chauncey (born 19 June 1956[1]) is an American rock guitarist. He is best known for being a member of the Southern rock band 38 Special since 1987. 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 and raised in Alameda County, California,[1] 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.[citation needed]

In the early and mid 1970's, 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".[2][3]

Before replacing Jeff Carlisi in 38 Special, Chauncey was a member of the band Billy Satellite with whom he co-wrote "I Wanna Go Back" which became a hit for Eddie Money.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Susan Snider. "Interview with .38 Special's Danny Chauncey." Southern Fried Magazine. 27 June 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  2. "Mistress". An Overdose of Fingal Cocoa. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  3. Jones, Nick. "Mistress". Glorydaze Music. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  4. Billy Satellite: Overview at Allmusic. Retrieved 15 July 2009.

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