Patti Smith

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Biography

Patricia Lee Smith, 30 December 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Smith was raised in New Jersey and became infatuated by music, principally the Rolling Stones, the Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix and James Brown. After relocating to New York City in 1967, she lived with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe for a period. Her initial talent focused on poetry, rock journalism and art, while her first major label recording was a version of a Jim Morrison poem on Ray Manzarek’s (both Doors) solo... Read more

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rock
punk
female vocalists
singer-songwriter
alternative
seen live
proto-punk
punk rock
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