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Remembering Danny Graul – Let’s Sing His Spirit Home: A Memorial – Thursday, July 27, 5-7 pm at Clancy’s, 7700 W. 38 Ave, Wheatridge Colorado. 80033

July 8, 2022

Nancy and Danny – Adams County Bluegrass Festival – August 1979

Danny Graul – “the one and only” – if there is anyone else in the world even vaguely like him I don’t know. He was our friend for more than half a century and I miss him. But that’s how it goes, as the saying goes. Jack Galvin, Scotty Keating and now Danny…Gone. I hope that you who read this can have friends like these folk, all “recovering Catholics” who befriended a Jewish kid from NYC. All with deep family roots here in Colorado who “adopted me” so to speak so that Colorado too became home. Rare. wonderful, human beings, radicals all – if in somewhat different ways.

His family has organized a memorial for him at Clancy’s (a bar) at 7700 pm W. 38 Ave, Wheatridge, Colorado 80033. If you are going, please RSVP to Clancy’s so they have some idea how much food to prepare. (720) 456-7320

Danny was a film, music and sports addict – beats the heck out of other kinds of addictions although he dabbled in those too on occasion. Just after his death several theaters around Denver actually posted signs on their billboards “Good bye Danny.,” How many Denverites can say that? With his tried and true friend Bob Becker, the two were fixtures at pretty much evern Denver Film Festival, most of which he was a sponsor. Danny owned and operated a book and music store – Black and Red – up by 80th and Wadsworth in Wheatridge where he was born. lived an died. I can think of no one – absolutely no one – more disorganized and unqualified (whatever that means) to run a book store than Danny Graul. When he told me he was going get into that venture, I had my doubts. True enough, he did need others with more organized skills than he possessed to help manage the place – and he found them. But Danny was the heart and soul of Black and Red and its success had a lot to do with his human touch.  What he lacked in organization he made for and then some with a heart for as big as the world. He had a special understanding for and sympathy with down and out young people; he knew them because he was once there..

Let’s sing his spirit home…

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  1. margy stewart permalink
    July 8, 2022 11:00 pm

    Rest in power, Danny! I will never forget your kindness.

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