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About Patti Smith
Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter and poet whose 1975 debut album Horses turned her into an influential figure of the New York City punk scene. She is known internationally for her 1978 hit song Because the Night, which she co-wrote with Bruce Springsteen. She was placed at the 47th position on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of 100 Greatest Artists.
She married Fred "Sonic" Smith in 1980. The couple had two children: a son named Jackson and a daughter named Jesse. Fred died of a heart attack in 1994.
In 2005, the French Ministry of Culture honored her by making her a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. In 2011, she was honored with the Polar Music Prize.
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Famous quotes by Patti Smith
From very early on in my childhood - four, five years old - I felt alien to the human race. I felt very comfortable with thinking I was from another planet, because I felt disconnected - I was very tall and skinny, and I didn't look like anybody else, I didn't even look like any member of my family.Patti Smith
Good news doesn't necessarily have to be a positive thing. Bringing good news is imparting hope to one's fellow man.Patti Smith
I came into music because I thought the presentation of poetry wasn't vibrant enough. So I merged improvised poetry with basic rock chords.Patti Smith
I don't think the Palestinian people or Afghan children or some other things I'm concerned about are at the top of other people's agendas - not right now, when America is going through such a recession and people are suffering across the board financially. But I think all that will change.Patti Smith
I'm not saying I wasn't flawed or amateurish. But you can never say I did anything to appease the music business.Patti Smith
I've always looked the same. Since I was a child, I hated having to deal with my hair. I hated having to change my clothes. As a kid, I had a sailor shirt and the same old corduroy pants, and that's what I wanted to wear everyday.Patti Smith
In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.Patti Smith
My mom loved rock 'n roll. My father hated it. We couldn't play it when he was around.Patti Smith
No, my work does not reflect my sexual preferences, it reflects the fact that I feel total freedom as an artist.Patti Smith
The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.Patti Smith
The new artists coming through were very materialistic and Hollywood, not so engaged in communication.Patti Smith
Then I read Little Women, and of course, like a lot of really young girls, I was very taken with Jo - Jo being the writer and the misfit.Patti Smith
To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It's freedom.Patti Smith
We tried not to age, but time had its rage.Patti Smith
What I really like is an intelligent review. It doesn't have to be positive. A review that has some kind of insight, and sometimes people say something that's startling or is so poignant.Patti Smith
What I wanted to do in rock 'n roll was merge poetry with sonic scapes, and the two people who had contributed so much to that were Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison.Patti Smith
When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poetry was asleep. I thought rock 'n' roll was asleep.Patti Smith
Patti Smith's Popularity
Patti Smith is a famous American singer-songwriter and poet, who was born on December 30, 1946. As a person born on this date, Patti Smith is listed in our database as the 9th most popular celebrity for the day (December 30) and the 25th most popular for the year (1946).
People born on December 30 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Patti Smith is the 250th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Patti Smith's birthday, Patti Smith is the 2387th most famous American and ranks 60th in famous people born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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