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Patti Smith

Patti Smith

American singer, songwriter, author and poet
With her fiercely literate punk rock, Smith expands the possibilities of what rock & roll can do.
BornDecember 30, 1946
HometownChicago, Illinois, United States of America
Net worth$4 million
Height5'8" (1.72m)
SpouseFred "Sonic" Smith
PartnerRobert Mapplethorpe
ChildrenJackson Smith, Jesse Smith
ParentsBeverly Smith, Grant Smith
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Shirley Manson gushes over Patti Smith: 'She is extraordinary'

  • Shirley Manson has raved about fellow singer Patti Smith: "She is extraordinary". The Garbage frontwoman raved about her fellow rock singer, calling her "powerful" and "one of the touchstones in my life". Shirley, 57, described the 77-year-old punk rocker as inspiring, both "as a human being and as an artist". She revealed that, having performed alongside Patti a number of times, she'd noticed the singer growing better with age. "We've shared stages with her," she told music website Line of Best

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Patti Smith is honored to have been name-dropped on Taylor Swift's new album

Taylor Swift name-dropped legendary musician Patti Smith in a song on her new album, 'The Tortured Poets Department'. "And who's gonna hold you like me? And who's gonna know you, if not me? I laughed in your face and said, 'You're not Dylan Thomas, I'm not Patti Smith This ain't the Chelsea Hotel, we'rе modern idiots.' And who's gonna hold you like me?", Taylor Swift, via "The Tortured Poets Department". 77-year-old Smith took to Instagram to thank Swift for the mention, 'Cosmopolitan' reports.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Now
Now
1h 14min
2020
Spheres
Spheres
0h 45min
2018
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
1h 49min
2008
Burroughs
Burroughs
1h 32min
1983
Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer
Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer
1h 42min
2022
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
2h 22min
2019
Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band
Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band
1h 17min
2018
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
3h 17min
2017
Film Socialisme
Film Socialisme
1h 41min
2010

Albums

Dream of Life
Dream of Life
1988
Wave
Wave
1979
Easter
Easter
1978
Radio Ethiopia
Radio Ethiopia
1976
Live at Electric Lady
Live at Electric Lady
2021
Peradam
Peradam
2020
Mummer Love
Mummer Love
2019
Home for the Holiday: Chicao Broadcast 1998
Home for the Holiday: Chicao Broadcast 1998
2019
Wicked Messenger
Wicked Messenger
2016
Bicentenary Blues: Boarding House, San Francisco 1976
Bicentenary Blues: Boarding House, San Francisco 1976
2015
Hell Hath No Fury
Hell Hath No Fury
2015
Dreaming of the Prophet
Dreaming of the Prophet
2014
Document
Document
2012
Banga
2012
Easter Rising
Easter Rising
2011
Outside Society: Looking Back 1975-2007
Outside Society: Looking Back 1975-2007
2011
Original Album Classics
Original Album Classics
2010
Horses/Easter
Horses/Easter
2008
Coral Sea
Coral Sea
2008
Classic Interview
Classic Interview
2007
Twelve
Twelve
2007
Trampin'
Trampin'
2004
Land (1975-2002)
Land (1975-2002)
2002
Gung Ho
Gung Ho
2000
Peace and Noise
Peace and Noise
1997
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