Pat DiNizio tribute concert

“Time and Time Again: A Celebration of the Life of Pat DiNizio”, took place at the Count Basie Theatre in NJ on Jan. 13, 2018. The Smithereens were joined by Ed Stasium, Stevie Van Zandt, Marshall Crenshaw, Dave Davies, Robin Wilson and many more. The show was also streamed live .

The Smithereens performing with Stevie Van Zandt at Time and Time Again

A big thank you from The Smithereens regarding “Time and Time Again: A Celebration of Pat DiNizio”

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping to turn sadness into joy. While we will forever miss Pat, the love we felt – from the audience at the Count Basie Theatre and all the comments from the live stream – assured us that his spirit will live on.

We’d like to thank Little Steven for giving us the opportunity to celebrate Pat’s life, the entire backstage crew, and all of the guest artists who contributed their passionate renditions of The Smithereens’ songs: Richard Barone, Bebe Buell, Andy Burton, Marshall Crenshaw, Ken Dashow, Dave Davies, The Grip Weeds (Kristin Pinell Reil, Kurt Reil, Rick Reil,) Kenny Howes, Freedy Johnston, John Jorgenson, Severo Jornacion, Lenny Kaye, Ted Leo, Graham Maby, Kenny Margolis, Jim Monaghan, Tony Shanahan, Ed Stasium, Keith Streng, Steven Van Zandt, Robin Wilson, Peter Zaremba, Zou Zou.

We’d also like to thank Patty Smyth and Scandal for their performance. A very special thank you to the White Castle corporation for their generous donation of $10,000 to the Pat DiNizio Musical Performance Scholarship fund and as a special bonus, for treating our audience to 500 cheeseburgers as a late night snack!

To be continued… Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken, Mike Mesaros

Pat Dinizio Tribute Film
Produced by John Rokosny, edited by Patty Schumann

Set list
“Sorry”- Little Steven Van Zandt
“Only A Memory”- Richard Barone
“Blues Before And After”- Robin Wilson
“Green Thoughts”- Robin Wilson
“Strangers” [The Kinks]- Dave Davies
“Baby Be Good”- ZouZou Mansour
“Now And Then”- The Grip Weeds
“Drown In My Own Tears”- Kenny Howes
Ed Stasium comments [Bristols story]
“Behind The Wall Of Sleep”- Robin Wilson
“All Things Must Pass” [George Harrison]- John Jorgenson w/The Grip Weeds & Richard Barone
“Even If I Never Get Back Home”- Marshall Crenshaw
“Well, All Right” [Buddy Holly]- Marshall Crenshaw
“Strangers When We Meet”- Marshall Crenshaw
“Cut Flowers”- Richard Barone
“Blue Period”- Jim Monaghan & Kenny Howes
“Life Is So Beautiful”- Jim Babjak
“Cigarette”- Freedy Johnston
“In A Lonely Place”- Freedy Johnston
“Especially For You”- Ted Leo
“Miles From Nowhere”- Ted Leo
Dennis Diken comments
“I Don’t Wanna Lose You”- Dennis Diken
“Top Of The Pops” -Bebe Buell
“War For My Mind”- Mike Mesaros [Severo bass]
“Please Please Me” [Beatles]- Graham Maby
“She’s Got A Way”- Lenny Kaye & Tony Shanahan
“One Look At You”- The Grip Weeds [Severo bass]
“Nobody Lives Forever- Freedy Johnston [Severo bass]
“House We Used To Live In”- Severo Jornacion
“Sparks” [The Who]- The Smitheereens
“Time And Time Again”- Peter Zaremba & Keith Streng
“Blood And Roses”- Robin Wilson

“White Castle Blues”- The Smithereens
“A Girl Like You”- Little Steven Van Zandt w/ ZouZou Mansour


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