RIP Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens 1955

Pat of The Smithereens

Pat DiNizio, the lead singer of the American rock and roll band The Smithereens, passed away on Tuesday (December 13) at the age of 62.

Fellow Smithereens Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken and founding bass player Mike Mesaros paid tribute to DiNizio on the band's website writing, "Today we mourn the loss of our friend, brother and bandmate Pat DiNizio".

Local music legend Pat DiNizio, who rose to fame with his band The Smithereens during the 1980s, has died.

DiNizio posted several days ago that he was hopeful of getting back on tour as he continued physical therapy for neck and back injuries at the Victorian farmhouse he was restoring in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. "Rest assured I am receiving the best medical care and attention possible to fix the damage done to my neck and back in my recent falls".

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DiNizio released a solo album in 1997 titled Sounds and Songs that was followed by three other solo efforts.

Revisit the band's biggest hit "Only a Memory" down below. "I'm glad that one of his final performances was in Scotch Plains, on the village green over the summer", MIrabella said.

DiNizio helped form the Smithereens in 1980 after placing an ad looking for a drummer to help him on a demo tape. DiNizio also unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate as New Jersey's Reform Party candidate in 2000, a stunt documented in the film Mr. Smithereen Goes to Washington. "We grew up watching Soupy Sales, Chuck McCann and The Monkees". The band got its name from cartoon character Yosemite Sam's catchphrase, "Varmint, I'm a-gonna blow you to smithereens!" Little did we know that we wouldn't grow old together.

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