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Patti Smith

American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist

Patti Smith (born Patricia Lee Smith on December 30, 1946) is an American singer and poet.[1] She was an important member of the punk rock music trend in the 1970s.[2] Her first album Horses was produced by John Cale.

Patti Smith
Patti Smith performing in Finland, 2007.jpg
Background information
Birth namePatricia Lee Smith
Also known asPatti Smith Group
Born (1946-12-30) December 30, 1946 (age 72)
Chicago, Illinois
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
GenresPunk rock
Occupation(s)Singer, poet, artist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, clarinet
Years active1974–present
LabelsArista, Columbia
WebsitePattiSmith.net

WorksEdit

Albums

  • Horses (1975)
  • Radio Ethiopia (1976)
  • Easter (1978)
  • Wave (1979)
  • Dream of Life (1988)
  • Gone Again (1996)
  • Peace and Noise (1997)
  • Gung Ho (2000)
  • Trampin' (2004)
  • Twelve (2007)
  • Banga (2012)

Books

  • Seventh Heaven (1972)
  • Witt (1973)
  • Babel (1978)
  • Woolgathering (1992)
  • Early Work (1994)
  • The Coral Sea (1996)
  • Patti Smith Complete (1998)
  • Strange Messenger (2003)
  • Auguries of Innocence (2005)
  • Land 250 (2008)
  • Trois (2008)
  • Just Kids (2010)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Patti Smith". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
  2. "Patti Smith: Biography". The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. Rolling Stone. 2001. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
  • Johnstone, Nick (September 1997). Patti Smith: A Biography. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780711961937.
  • Bockris, Victor (1999-09-14). Patti Smith: An Unauthorized Biography. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9780684823638.
  • McNeil, Legs (2006-05-09). Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. Grove Press. ISBN 9780802142641.
  • Stefanko, Frank (2006-10-24). Patti Smith: American Artist. Insight Editions. ISBN 9781933784069.
  • Tarr, Joe (2008-05-30). The Words and Music of Patti Smith. Praeger Publishers. ISBN 9780275994112.

Other websitesEdit