Pat Dinizio

Rock Singer

Birthday October 12, 1955

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Scotch Plains, NJ

DEATH DATE Dec 12, 2017 (62)

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Singer-songwriter and founding member of the rock group The Smithereens, the group that released singles like "Too Much Passion."

Before Fame

He formed The Smithereens with his New Jersey friends Jim Babjak, who plays guitar, the bassist Mike Mesaros, and Dennis Diken on drums.


In addition to his work with The Smithereens, he released several solo albums, including a 2006 collections of cover songs for piano.

Family Life

He was born in Carteret, New Jersey.

Associated With

He was the subject of an ESPN2 documentary because he tried to be on an MLB team; the documentary included guest appearances from other great rockers, like Joan Jett and Bruce Springsteen.