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 "punk poet laureate", Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Smith's most widely known song is "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen. The song 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. The book fulfilled a promise she had made to her former long-time roommate and partner, Robert Mapplethorpe. She is… Read all
|Area||United States [US]|
|Activity period||Birth: Dec 30 1946 (Chicago [US] )|
|Mother of||Jesse Paris Smith|
|Involved with||Allen Lanier (from 1973 to 1978), Tom Verlaine|
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|Wikipedia (IT)||http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patti Smith|
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