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Patti Smith's Prayer for New York

Born on 30 December 1946, punk legend Patti Smith celebrates her 70th birthday. Listen to a young Patti talk about her love for New York in a 1971 interview with Jonathan Miller.

Describing the ugliness and beauty of her adopted home, Smith offers her "prayer" for the city, stating: "New York is the thing that formed me."

Extract from Review: West Side Stories, 20 November 1971.

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