Dennis Flemion

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Dennis Flemion
BornJune 6, 1955
DiedJuly 7, 2012(2012-07-07) (aged 57)
Racine County, Wisconsin, US
ArtistsThe Smashing Pumpkins
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Other associated actsThe Frogs
WikipediaDennis Flemion

Dennis Flemion (June 6, 1955 – July 7, 2012) was a founding member, along with his younger brother Jimmy, of the controversial independent rock band The Frogs.[1] They appeared in a brief segment of Vieuphoria called "Meet The Frogs". After the Jonathan Melvoin died, Flemion filled in as touring keyboardist for The Smashing Pumpkins during the remainder of the Infinite Sadness tour.[2] The Flemion brothers also appeared on "Medellia of the Gray Skies" on the band's single for "Tonight, Tonight". On Adore, the brothers backed vocals for "To Sheila" and "Behold! the Night Mare".[3][4]

On July 7, 2012, Flemion accidentally drowned while swimming in a lake in Racine County, Wisconsin.[5][6] He was 57. Services were held July 14 and attended by Corgan, who performed a new song he wrote as a tribute to Dennis.[7]

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  1. "Divers continue their search for missing swimmer in a Racine County lake". FOX 11. July 9, 2012. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  2. "The Frogs Founder, Smashing Pumpkins Member Presumed Dead". themusic.com.au. July 10, 2012. Retrieved July 10, 2012.
  3. "Smashing Pumpkins, The - Adore (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  4. "spfc.org : discography : Adore". Smashing Pumpkins Fan Collaborative. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  5. "Drowning victim identified". Journal Times. July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  6. "Dennis Flemion". Matador Records. July 9, 2012. Archived from the original on August 14, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  7. http://www.spfc.org/band/bios.html?bio_id=8