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Dennis Dicken of The Smithereens

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"Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" welcomes Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken to talk about the New Jersey group's history, the newly released "LOST ALBUM," and their upcoming show at Chicago's City Winery on November 2nd, 2022.

Known for such popular radio songs as "Blood & Roses", "A Girl Like You", "Only A Memory", "Behind The Wall Of Sleep", and "Strangers When We Meet" The Smithereens have continued to tour with three original members (guitarist Jim Babjak, drummer Dennis Diken and bassist Mike Mesaros) despite the unfortunate death in 2017 of founding lead singer, songwriter, guitarist Pat Dinizio.

The band’s lead singer for many of their live concerts, including this show, is another noteworthy veteran of the power-pop scene, MARSHALL CRENSHAW, known for having his own his own noteworthy recording and film career, along with scoring a 1982 Top 40 hit with "Someday, Someway". Marshall carries on the tradition and high standards the band have set for themselves and for their fans over the years.

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Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.
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