Michael Peter Smith

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Michael Peter Smith
Born(1941-09-07)September 7, 1941
South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedAugust 3, 2020(2020-08-03) (aged 78)
GenresRock, Folk rock
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1962–2020
LabelsDecca Records (1960s)
Flying Fish Records (1980s-Present)
Associated actsAnne Hills
Websitemichaelsmithmusic.com

Michael Peter Smith (September 7, 1941 – August 3, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter. He was known as "The greatest songwriter in the English language". He sang and composed from the 1960s.

He was best known for writing "The Dutchman", which was popularized by Steve Goodman.

He died from colon cancer on August 3, 2020 at the age of 78.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. O'Donnell, Maureen (August 4, 2020). "Michael P. Smith, much-recorded star of Chicago's folk and club scene, dead at 78". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved August 4, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)