Milestones, Video — October 12, 2010 at 5:37 am

Milestones: The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio is 55 today; watch ‘Blood and Roses’ from 1987

Today’s the 55th birthday of Pat DiNizio, frontman of New Jersey retro-rockers The Smithereens. To mark the occasion, here is a clip of the band playing breakthrough single “Blood and Roses,” from 1986 debut Especially For You, on British TV show “The Tube.” The performance, featuring that killer bassline, was filmed Jan. 30, 1987, and is worth watching at the very least to hear DiNizio introduced as “a man who worked in waste disposal until he saw the film ‘The Buddy Holly Story.'”


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