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Dennis Diken

Dennis Diken is a founding member and the drummer of The Smithereens, the acclaimed New Jersey power-pop band (known for their hits Blood and RosesOnly A Memory, and A Girl Like You) who celebrate their 36th anniversary this year.  As a sideman he has performed with Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, Al Jardine, Robert Lamm (Chicago), Bruce Springsteen, Nancy Sinatra, Ronnie Spector, Dave Davies (The Kinks), Mary Weiss (The Shangri-Las), Ben E. King, Denny Doherty (The Mamas & The Papas) and was the musical director for It's Hard To Believe It: The Music of Joe Meek at NYC's downtown cabaret The Fez.  Also a noted record producer, session musician, author, and pop music historian, Diken has contributed to numerous CD compilations, including collections of The Four Freshmen, Louis Prima, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Four Seasons, and The Beach Boys.  Diken also DJs on the renowned free-form WFMU-FM and fronts his solo songwriting/recording project Dennis Diken With Bell Sound.
Dennis Diken