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Pat DiNizio

Post by WestwayKid » 13 Dec 2017, 12:06pm

http://variety.com/2017/music/news/pat- ... 202638793/

A very underrated band. Got to see them live once or twice. Great shows. 62 is way too young.

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Re: Pat DiNizio

Post by gkbill » 13 Dec 2017, 6:27pm

Hello,

RIP. I saw the Smithereens a year ago(?). They were very good but Pat did not look healthy (very heavy, not very mobile).

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Post by WestwayKid » 14 Dec 2017, 8:26am

Yeah, I saw some recent photos and he didn't look well. I know he had some arm issues back in 2015 - something about a fall that caused nerve damage in his arm and hand. He could not play guitar until he had surgery to correct the damage. It was mentioned in one obituary that he suffered some sort of illness that led to his weight gain - but it did not elaborate.

Too bad. They were a band that should have been bigger - but it just didn't happen. Especially For You, Green Thoughts, and 11 are classics. Solid from front to back.

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Re: Pat DiNizio

Post by Spiff » 14 Dec 2017, 6:21pm

The Smithereens did a really good cover of "Up in Heaven (Not Only Here)" for The Sandinista! Project.

R.I.P. Pat
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Re: Pat DiNizio

Post by WestwayKid » 15 Dec 2017, 1:55pm

Spiff wrote:
14 Dec 2017, 6:21pm
The Smithereens did a really good cover of "Up in Heaven (Not Only Here)" for The Sandinista! Project.

R.I.P. Pat
I forgot that. I'll have to give it a listen this weekend.

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