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Chicago, Illinois, USA
Proto-Punk, Punk/New Wave, New York Punk, Album Rock, Hard Rock
Cathartic, Fiery, Hungry, Theatrical, Rousing, Intense, Fierce, Rebellious, Intimate, Visceral, Confrontational, Earnest, Sophisticated, Poignant, Reflective, Angry, Cerebral, Literate, Earthy, Passionate
Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Music Department
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Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and artist who was a highly influential component of the punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. Called the "Godmother of Punk", she integrated the beat poetry performance style with three-chord rock. Her allusions introduced American teens to 19th century French poetry while her "unladylike" language defied the disco era. Smith is most widely known for the song "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 Minister of Culture, and in 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Smith was born in Chicago. Her mother, Beverly, was a jazz singer and her father, Grant, worked at the Honeywell plant. She spent her entire childhood in Deptford, New Jersey. Raised the daughter of a Jehovah`s Witness mother, she claims she had a strong religious education and a very good Bible education, but left organized religion as a teenager because she felt it was too confining and much later wrote the opening line ("Jesus died for somebody`s sins, but not mine") of her cover version of Them`s "Gloria" in response to this experience. Smith graduated from Deptford Township High School in 1964. The family was not well-off, and Smith went to work in a factory. Patti Smith was voted "Class Clown" in her senior year.
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Full Name at Birth
Patricia Lee Smith
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Duncan Hannah, Bebe Buell (Patti talked Bebe into doing Playboy)
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Singer-songwriter, Poet, Visual Artist
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.
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Brown - Dark
Glassboro State Teachers College (dropped out due to pregnancy)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Celebrity Talent International, Grabow Entertainment Agency, Primary Talent International
Claim to Fame
Because the Night
Music Genre (Text)
Rock, protopunk, punk rock, art punk, blues rock
Vocals, guitar, clarinet
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Patti Smith is currently single.
She was married to Fred 'Sonic' Smith from 1980 to 1994 and also engaged to Oliver Ray in 1997.
Patti Smith has dated Ralph Fiennes in 2009, Sam Shepard from 1981 to 1982, Jimmy Iovine in 1978, Allen Lanier from 1973 to 1978, Todd Rundgren, Penny Arcade, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Simonon, Tom Verlaine, Bruce Springsteen and Jim Carroll.
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