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Birth Name: Patricia Lee Smith
Born: 1946/12/30
Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States
Years Active: 1971–present
Genres: Rock, Protopunk, Alternative Rock

Patti Smith (born Patricia Lee Smith, December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist, who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement. Called the “Godmother of Punk,” her work was a fusion of rock and poetry. In 1967, Smith moved to New York City where she met photographer Robert Mapplethorpe while working at a book store with a friend. She and Mapplethorpe had an intense romantic relationship, which was tumultuous as the pair struggled with times of poverty, and Mapplethorpe with his own sexuality. Smith considers Mapplethorpe to be one of the most important people in her life, and in her book “Just Kids” refers to him... Continue Bio >>


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