Arts & Entertainment

Scotch Plains Summer Concert Series Concludes with Pat DiNizio on Aug. 31

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Pat DiNizio was the founder, principal songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist for The Smithereens and a successful solo performer.
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Pat DiNizio, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Class of 1973, was best known as the front man for the rock band The Smithereens, which he formed in 1980. Credits: Sean Conklin
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The Smithereens in the late 1980s Credits: OfficialSmithereens.com
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The finale of the Scotch Plains Summer Concert Series on the Village Green has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m. Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens will headline the performance.

Dinizio, a native of Scotch Plains, and his band are perhaps best known for a string of hits in the 1980s, including "Only a Memory" and "A Girl Like You."  The group also collaborated with musicians in the studio (Suzanne Vega and Belinda Carlisle) and live (Graham Parker and The Kinks).



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