Patti Smith


Patti Smith Brief Biography

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

Called the "Godmother of Punk", her work was a fusion of rock and poetry. Smith's most widely known song is "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978. In 2005, Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture, and in 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On November 17, 2010, she won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids. She is also a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music Prize.

Patti Smith News

• The Almanac for Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2017
• Yoko Ono now officially shares credit for late husband's song 'Imagine'
• Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara fall in love in first 'Song to Song' movie trailer
• The Almanac for Dec. 30, the 365th day of 2016

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