Keyboard player Danny Federici has been closely associated with Bruce Springsteen throughout his career. Although Federici came from northern New Jersey, by the late '60s he was part of the community of musicians playing at the Upstage Club in the south Jersey shore town of Asbury Park. His first band, the Storytellers, also featured Bill Chinnock. He then moved on to the Downtown Tangiers Band, which included drummer Vini Lopez. In the summer of 1969, he and Lopez formed the hard rock group Child with Springsteen and bassist Vinny Roslyn. The band was soon renamed Steel Mill to avoid a name conflict with another group.