Patti Smith

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An undoubtable inspiration behind the foundations of Punk
Called by some "the Queen of Punk"


Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946), she is a true legend, she is an American singer-songwriter, as well as poet and visual artist, became a highly influential component of the early days New York City Punk Rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.

Called the "Godmother of Punk", her work is a fusion of Rock, Punk and poetry. Smith's most widely known song is "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 Ministry of Culture.
In 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
November 17, 2010, she won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids.
She is also a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music Prize.

Albums List

1) Horses (1975)

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2) Radio Ethiopia (1976)

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3) Easter (1978)

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4) Wave (1979)

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5) Dream of Life (1988)

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6) Gone Again (1996)

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7) Peace and Noise (1997)

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8) Gung Ho (2000)

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9) Trampin' (2004)

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10) Twelve (2007)

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11) Banga (2012)

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Bibliography

There have been a few others that we've not managed to find images for, but we hope this is enough of a list to start with.

1) Seventh Heaven (1972)

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2) A Useless Death (1972)

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3) Kodak (1972)

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4) Early Morning Dream (1972)

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5) Witt (1973)

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6) Ha! Ha! Houdini! (1977)

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7) Babel (1978)

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8) Woolgathering (1992)

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9) Early Work (1994)

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10) The Coral Sea (1996)

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11) Patti Smith Complete (1998) / (2006)

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12) Strange Messenger (2003)

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13) Auguries of Innocence (2005)

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14) The Truth About The Daycare System (2005)

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15) Poems (Vintage Classics) by William Blake. Edited by and with introduction by Patti Smith (2007)

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16) Land 250 (2008)

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17) Trois (2008)

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18) Great Lyricists foreword Rick Moody (2008)

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19) Just Kids (2010)

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20) The Fruit Of Her Womb (2010)

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21) Downtown Ann Arbor (2014)

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22) The Beavers of Popple's Pond: Sketches from the Life of an Honorary Rodent (2014)

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23) M Train (2015)

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24) Collected Lyrics (2015)

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Members Name Check

1974
  • Lenny Kaye – guitar
1974
  • Lenny Kaye – guitar
  • Richard Sohl – Keyboard
1975–1977
  • Lenny Kaye – guitar, bass
  • Richard Sohl – Keyboard
  • Ivan Kral – guitar, bass
  • Jay Dee Daugherty – drums
1978
  • Lenny Kaye – guitar, bass
  • Ivan Kral – guitar, bass
  • Jay Dee Daugherty – drums
  • Bruce Brody – keyboards
1979
  • Lenny Kaye – guitar, bass
  • Richard Sohl – Keyboard
  • Ivan Kral – guitar, bass
  • Jay Dee Daugherty – drums
1988
  • Fred "Sonic" Smith – guitar
  • Richard Sohl – Keyboard
  • Jay Dee Daugherty – drums
1996
  • Lenny Kaye – guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty – drums
  • Tony Shanahan – bass
  • Luis Resto – keyboards
1996-2005
  • Lenny Kaye – guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty – drums
  • Tony Shanahan – bass, keyboards
  • Oliver Ray – guitar
2006
  • Lenny Kaye – guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty – drums
  • Tony Shanahan – keyboards, bass
  • Tom Verlaine – guitar
  • Flea – bass and trumpet
2007–present
  • Lenny Kaye – guitar
  • Jay Dee Daugherty – drums
  • Tony Shanahan – bass, keyboards
  • Jack Petruzzelli – guitar, bass, keyboards

External Links

Patti Smith Website