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Patti Smith

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Birthday
30, 1946
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist whose 1975 album Horses significantly influenced the New York punk scene.

Before Fame

She was introduced to artists like Harry Belafonte and Bob Dylan when she was young and left her Jehovah's Witness background as a teenager.

Trivia

She was the recipient of the 2010 National Book Award for Just Kids, her memoir.

Family Life

She married Fred Sonic Smith on March 1, 1980 and they had a son named Jackson and a daughter named Jesse together before Fred's death in 1994.

Associated With

Smith and Allen Ginsberg were close friends; they met when Ginsberg mistook her for an attractive young man and he bought her lunch.