Patti Smith Biography (Wikipedia)
Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
Called the "punk poet laureate," Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Her most widely known song is "Because the Night," which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen. It reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978 and number five in the U.K. In 2005, Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. In 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On November 17, 2010, Smith won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids. The book fulfilled a promise she had made to her former long-time roommate and partner, Robert Mapplethorpe. She placed 47th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Artists published in December 2010 and was also a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music Prize.
- Patti Smith: 'I'm not really label orientated'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p069hfjl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p069hfjl.jpg2018-06-10T13:00:00.000ZPatti reveals her feelings about being part of the Punk Movementhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p069dw0k
Patti Smith: 'I'm not really label orientated'
- Patti Smith: 'I Like Action'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p069dxwz.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p069dxwz.jpg2018-06-10T13:00:00.000ZPatti describes how she thinks of music as her instrument of battlehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p069dw20
Patti Smith: 'I Like Action'
- Patti Smith: Key of Life interview with Mary Annehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01wx55m.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01wx55m.jpg2014-04-05T09:00:00.000ZPunk poet and true artist Patti Smith opens up to Mary Anne. It's a beautiful interview.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01wx561
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