Jonathan Melvoin

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Jonathan Melvoin
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Melvoin, as seen in the "Zero" music video
Background information
BornDecember 6, 1961
Los Angeles, California, US
DiedJuly 12, 1996(1996-07-12) (aged 34)
New York City
ArtistsThe Smashing Pumpkins
Years active1995–1996
WikipediaJonathan Melvoin

Jonathan Melvoin (December 6, 1961 – July 12, 1996) was an American musician active in the 1980s and 1990s. He was the touring keyboardist for The Smashing Pumpkins during the Infinite Sadness tour until he died of a heroin overdose on July 12, 1996. The band was not invited to Melvoin's funeral.[1] Following his death, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was fired and entered rehab.

Melvoin can be seen playing the piano in the "Zero" music video. In addition to his work with the Pumpkins, Melvoin has performed with The Dickies, The Family, and Wendy & Lisa.

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