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Phil Seymour
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    (May 15, 1952-August 17, 1993)
    Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Singer, drummer, and guitarist
    Member of the Dwight Twilley Band (1967-78) and Textones (1984-85)
    Recorded the solo albums ‘Phil Seymour’ (1981) and ‘Phil Seymour 2’ (1982)
    Recorded the single ‘Precious to Me’ (1981)
    After the demise of the Dwight Twilley Band, he formed several short-lived bands, including the Feel, Airtight, the Notions, the Mystery Band, and the Zings.
    He was a one-hit wonder.
    Googling his name gets almost as many hits for Philip Seymour Hoffman as for him.
    He and Twilley met in a theater at a showing of the Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’
    He sang backing vocals on Tom Petty’s singles ‘Breakdown’ and ‘American Girl.’
    He died of lymphoma at age 41.
    Despite the brevity of his career, he was considered a power pop icon.

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