Fred Smith

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Birthday
14, 1949
Birthplace
West Virginia
Death Date
Nov 4, 1994 (45)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1949
Birthplace
West Virginia
Death Date
Nov 4, 1994 (45)

About

Guitarist and member of the garage rock band MC5. He was also a founding member of Sonic's Rendezvous Band.

Before Fame

He was born in West Virginia but later moved to Michigan.

Trivia

He was rated #93 on Rolling Stone's 2003 list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Family Life

He married singer Patti Smith in 1980. He died of heart failure at the age of forty-five.

Associated With

Kim Gordon's band, Sonic Youth, took its name from Smith's nickname, "Sonic."

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