Patti Smith, rockstar, Book Signing Event, “Dream of the Life”

Patti Smith, rock goddess, signing copies of Dream Of Life

* 8/1/09 Noon at Book Soup – Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA.

Patricia Lee “Patti” Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer–songwriter, poet and visual artist who was 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.

Patti Smith Framed Art

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Patti Smith in 1978

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.

Patti Smith DVDs

Discography

Studio albums

* Horses
(1975)
* Radio Ethiopia
(1976)
* Easter (1978)
* Wave (1979)
* Dream of Life (1988)
* Gone Again (1996)
* Peace and Noise (1997)
* Gung Ho (2000)
* Trampin’ (2004)
* Twelve (2007)

Other albums

* Hey Joe / Radio Ethiopia (1977)
* Set Free (1978)
* The Patti Smith Masters (1996)
* Land (2002)
* Horses/Horses (2005)
* iTunes Originals (2008)
* The Coral Sea (2008)

Bibliography

* Seventh Heaven (1972)
* Early Morning Dream (1972)
* Witt (1973)
* Ha! Ha! Houdini! (1977)
* Babel (1978)
* Woolgathering (1992)
* Early Work (1994)
* The Coral Sea (1996)
* Patti Smith Complete (1998)
* Strange Messenger (2003)
* Auguries of Innocence (2005)
* Land 250 (2008)
* Trois (2008)

signing source: www.geocities.com/leecoke

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