Patti Smith is an American 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 "punk poet laureate", Smith fused rock and poetry in her work.
Patricia Lee Smith
December 30, 1946 (age
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
New York, New York, U.S.
Rock, protopunk, punk rock, art punk, blues rock
Singer-songwriter, musician, poet, artist
Vocals, guitar, clarinet
Did You Know
• She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
She won the National Book Award for her memoir 'Just Kids' on November 17, 2010,
She is a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music Prize.