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Steven Lento (Van Zandt Steve)

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Born: 1950 AD
Currently alive, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Guitarist

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1950 - Born in Winthrop, Massachusetts on the 22nd of  November.

1984 - Van Zandt officially left the E Street Band and has been involved in numerous solo musical projects and collaborations since then, ranging from soul music to hard rock to world music.

1980 - He released four albums in the 1980s and one in 1999, sometimes fronting an on-and-off group known as Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul.

1982 - Van Zandt is married to actress Maureen Van Zandt who portrays his wife Gabriella Dante in the TV series The Sopranos. They married in Asbury Park, New Jersey on the 29th of December.

1985 - He created the music-industry activist group Artists United Against Apartheid as an action against the Sun City resort in South Africa.

1987 - He released the album Freedom - No Compromise, which continued the political messaging in an even more strident fashion.

1989 - Little Steven's fourth album, Revolution, attracted little attention.

1995 - Van Zandt returned to the E Street Band when it was reformed and remains with it.

1999 - Van Zandt took one of the core acting roles in The Sopranos, playing level-headed but deadly mob consigliere and strip club owner Silvio Dante.

2002 - Van Zandt has hosted Little Steven's Underground Garage, a weekly syndicated radio show that celebrates garage rock and similar rock sub-genres from the 1950s to the present day.

2006 - In September, Van Zandt assembled and directed an all-star band to back Hank Williams Jr. on a new version of "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" for the season premiere of Monday Night Football.

















 

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