Speaker - Patti Smith

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Patti Smith is a 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." Called the "Godmother of Punk", she integrated the beat poetry performance style with three-chord rock. 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 Minister of Culture, and in 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2 Programs

CUNY Highlight Reel

02.19.10 | 00:05:28 min | 0 comments

Bill Kelly in Conversation with Patti Smith

11.16.09 | 01:12:49 min | 5 comments