Patti Smith

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Patti Smith

Finland, June 16, 2007
Background information
Birth name Patricia Lee Smith
Also known as Patti Smith Group
Born December 30, 1946 (1946-12-30) (age 67)
Chicago, Illinois
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Punk rock
Occupations Singer, poet, artist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, clarinet
Years active 1974–present
Labels Arista, Columbia
Website PattiSmith.net

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.

Works[change | edit source]

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)

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Patti Smith". Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 2007. http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/patti-smith/. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
  2. "Patti Smith: Biography". The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. Rolling Stone. 2001. http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/pattismith/biography. 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.

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