Patti Smith

Alternative rock, Musical Artist

1946 –

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Who is Patti Smith?

Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith 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 is 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.

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Born
Dec 30, 1946
Chicago
Also known as
  • Patricia Lee Smith
  • Godmother of Punk
  • Patti
  • P. Smith
  • Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Rowan University
  • Deptford Township High School
    ( - 1964)
Employment
  • Factory Worker
Lived in
  • Woodbury
  • New York City
  • Deptford Township
  • St. Clair Shores
  • New York

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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