Patti Smith

Patti Smith

 

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Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946)[5] is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.[1]

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[1] 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.[6] In 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[7]

On November 17, 2010, Smith won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids.[8] 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[9] and was also a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music Prize.

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Highlights10

50 Photographs
 
50 Photographs is a photo book by American visual artist Jessica Lange, published by powerHouse Books on November 18, 2008.
Because the Night
 
"Because the Night" is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith that was first released in 1978 as a single off the Patti Smith Group album Easter.
Noah
 
Noah is a 2014 American epic biblical drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and inspired by the Biblical story of Noah's Ark from the Book of Genesis.
Horses
 
Horses is the debut studio album by American musician Patti Smith, released on December 13, 1975, on Arista Records.

Photos - Patti Smith442

People Recently Photographed with Patti Smith14

Popular Albums27

Album Appearances & References22

Popular Songs18

Song Appearances & References13

Films3

Soundtrack Film Appearances1

TV Shows5

Books4

Book References & Influences3

Poetry5

Collaborators & Influencers20

Other Music-Related Relationships22

Personal & Professional Relationships13

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Awards & Nominations3

Events3

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Upcoming Concerts10

News Articles9

Why Patti Smith's memoir made singer IsKwé feel nostalgic for a time she never knew
  –  April 9, 2018
IsKwé is a Cree and Dene recording artist originally from Winnipeg, Man., but has spent some time in New York City. The latter is also the setting of the biography she has been reading lately, Just Kids by Patti Smith. The memoir documents the spirit of ...
Patti Smith On Mountain Stage
  –  March 29, 2018
While he came to fame in Detroit, Fred Smith was born in Lincoln County, W.V. He was a guitarist with influential punk band MC5 and he would marry Patti Smith in 1980. Patti is a poet, visual artist, singer and songwriter, and National Book Award winning ...
Patti Smith doc, “Time’s Up” talk & more added to 2018 Tribeca Film Fest lineup
  –  April 3, 2018
... and her Band includes intimate backstage footage and features Patti Smith and her band, Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty, Tony Shanahan, and Jack Petruzzelli, joined by guitarist Jackson Smith and Flea. The festival has also partnered with TIME’S UP ...
2018 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Additions Including Patti Smith Documentary with Special Live Performance, and More
  –  March 29, 2018
... Smith and her Band includes intimate backstage footage and features Patti Smith and her band, Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty, Tony Shanahan, and Jack Petruzzelli, joined by guitarist Jackson Smith and Flea. Horses: Patti Smith and her Band will be ...
Steven Sebring’s Patti Smith doc, Time’s Up event slated for Tribeca ’18
  –  March 29, 2018
The world premiere of Steven Sebring’s feature-length documentary Horses: Patti Smith and her Band has been added to the ... as they’re joined by guitarist Jackson Smith and bassist Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers fame. Following the special screening ...
Tribeca Film Fest Adds Time’s Up Event, New Patti Smith Documentary
  –  March 29, 2018
... Smith and her Band includes intimate backstage footage and features Patti Smith and her band, Lenny Kaye, Jay Dee Daugherty, Tony Shanahan, and Jack Petruzzelli, joined by guitarist Jackson Smith and Flea. Horses: Patti Smith and her Band will be ...
Patti Smith On Mountain Stage
  –  March 29, 2018
While he came to fame in Detroit, Fred Smith was born in Lincoln County, W.V. He was a guitarist with influential punk band MC5 and he would marry Patti Smith in 1980. Patti is a poet, visual artist, singer and songwriter, and National Book Award winning ...
Patti Smith Rocks Montclair Literary Festival (VIDEO)
  –  March 20, 2018
Legendary singer and poet Patti Smith, joined by longtime guitarist, Lenny Kaye, created magic at First Congregational Church Sunday as the finale to the Montclair Literary Festival. Smith read poems and other passages centered around “devotion” and ...
Patti Smith To Close 2018 Montclair Literary Festival
  –  February 13, 2018
Renowned artist and author Patti Smith will close the 2018 Montclair Literary Festival, presented by Succeed2gether ... Photo: Steven Sebring Smith will speak with guitarist, composer, and writer Lenny Kaye, and read from her book, which explores the ...

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