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D'arcy Wretzky

Musician
Female
Born May 1, 1968
Age 46
Hometown South Haven, Mich...

D'arcy Elizabeth Wretzky is an American musician. She is best known for her work as the original bass player of the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. During her tenure with the band, Wretzky played almost exclusively a Fender Precision Bass, as well as a Fender Jazz Bass.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1968 Birth Born on May 1, 1968.

TWENTIES

1995 27 Years Old Wretzky's time in the band was marked by alternating periods of happiness and discomfort. Corgan considered her the "moral authority" and "moral conscience" of the band. In the aftermath of the success of 1995's Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Corgan said she began an "apparent slow descent into insanity and/or drugs (take your pick)." … Read More

THIRTIES

1999 31 Years Old In 1999, she contributed vocals on two Filter songs, "Cancer" and "Take A Picture". … Read More

FORTIES

2008 40 Years Old Wretzky did not participate in the Smashing Pumpkins' reunion. In 2008, she and her former bandmate James Iha filed a lawsuit against Virgin Records for selling ringtones of Smashing Pumpkins songs without their consent. … Read More
2011 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Wretzky was jailed in February 2011 for missing four court dates related to a ticket she received for failing to control her horses. … Read More
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