Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American
singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became an influential
component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut
Called the "punk poet laureate," Smith fused rock and poetry in her
work. Her most widely known song is "Because the Night," which was
co-written with Bruce Springsteen. It reached number 13 on the
Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978 and number five in the U.K. In
2005, Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
by the French Ministry of Culture. In 2007, she was inducted into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On November 17, 2010, Smith won the
National Book Award for her memoir
Just Kids. The book fulfilled a promise she had made to her former
long-time roommate and partner, Robert Mapplethorpe. She placed 47th
Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Artists published in
December 2010 and was also a recipient of the 2011 Polar Music
1 Life and career
1.1 1946–1967: Early life
1.2 1967–1973: New York
Patti Smith Group
1.4 1980–1995: Marriage
1.5 1996–2003: Re-emergence
4.1 Feminism and women in music
5 Band members
9 Further reading
10 External links
Life and career
1946–1967: Early life
Patricia Lee Smith was born in Chicago to Beverly Smith, a jazz
singer turned waitress, and Grant Smith, who worked as a machinist at
Honeywell plant. The family was of part-Irish ancestry and
was the eldest of four children. At the age of 4, Smith's family moved
Chicago to the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia,
before her family moved to Pitman, New Jersey and later to The
Woodbury Gardens section of Deptford Township, New Jersey.
At this early age Smith was exposed to her first records, including
Shrimp Boats by Harry Belafonte,
Patience and Prudence
Patience and Prudence doing The Money
Tree, and Another Side of Bob Dylan, which her mother gave to her.
Smith graduated from
Deptford Township High School
Deptford Township High School in 1964 and went to
work in a factory. She gave birth to her first child, a
daughter, on April 26, 1967, and chose to place her for adoption.
1967–1973: New York
In 1967, she left Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and
moved to Manhattan. She met photographer
Robert Mapplethorpe there
while working at a book store with a friend, poet Janet Hamill. 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 as "the artist of my life." Mapplethorpe's
photographs of her became the covers for the
Patti Smith Group albums,
and they remained friends until Mapplethorpe's death in 1989. She
went to Paris with her sister in 1969, and started busking and doing
performance art. When Smith returned to Manhattan, she lived in
Hotel Chelsea with Mapplethorpe; they frequented Max's Kansas City
and CBGB. Smith provided the spoken word soundtrack for Sandy Daley's
art film Robert Having His Nipple Pierced, starring Mapplethorpe. The
same year Smith appeared with Wayne County in Jackie Curtis's play
Femme Fatale. Afterward, she also starred in Tony Ingrassia's play
Island. As a member of the St. Mark's
Poetry Project, she spent the
early 1970s painting, writing, and performing. In 1971 she performed
– for one night only – in Cowboy Mouth, a play that she
co-wrote with Sam Shepard. (The published play's notes call for "a man
who looks like a coyote and a woman who looks like a crow".) She wrote
several poems, "for sam shepard" and "Sam Shepard: 9 Random Years
(7 + 2)" about her relationship with Shepard.
Smith was briefly considered for the lead singer position in Blue
Öyster Cult. She contributed lyrics to several of the band's songs,
including "Debbie Denise" (inspired by her poem "In Remembrance of
Debbie Denise"), "Baby Ice Dog", "Career of Evil", "Fire of Unknown
Origin", "The Revenge of Vera Gemini" (on which she performs duet
vocals), and "Shooting Shark". She was romantically involved at the
time with the band's keyboardist, Allen Lanier. During these years,
Smith also wrote rock journalism pieces, some of which were published
Rolling Stone and Creem.
Patti Smith Group
Smith performing at Cornell University, 1978
Patti Smith was performing rock music, initially with
guitarist, bassist and rock archivist Lenny Kaye, and later with a
full band comprising Kaye,
Ivan Kral on guitar and bass, Jay Dee
Daugherty on drums and
Richard Sohl on piano. Kral was a refugee from
Czechoslovakia who had moved to the United States in 1966 with his
parents, who were diplomats. After the Warsaw Pact invasion of
Czechoslovakia in 1968, he decided not to return. Financed by Sam
Wagstaff, the band recorded a first single, "
Hey Joe / Piss Factory",
in 1974. The A-side was a version of the rock standard with the
addition of a spoken word piece about fugitive heiress Patty Hearst
("Patty Hearst, you're standing there in front of the Symbionese
Liberation Army flag with your legs spread, I was wondering were you
gettin' it every night from a black revolutionary man and his
women ..."). A court later heard that Hearst had been
confined against her will, and had been repeatedly threatened with
execution and raped. The B-side describes the helpless anger Smith
had felt while working on a factory assembly line and the salvation
she discovered in the form of a shoplifted book, the 19th century
French poet Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations. In a 1996 interview
which discusses artistic influences during her younger years, Smith
said, "I had devoted so much of my girlish daydreams to Rimbaud.
Rimbaud was like my boyfriend."
Smith performing with the
Patti Smith Group, in Germany, 1978
Later that same year, she performed spoken poetry on "I Wake Up
Screaming" from Ray Manzarek's The Whole Thing Started with Rock &
Roll Now It's Out of Control album.
Patti Smith Group was signed by
Clive Davis of Arista Records, and
in 1975 recorded their first album, Horses, produced by
John Cale amid
some tension. The album fused punk rock and spoken poetry and begins
with a cover of Van Morrison's "Gloria", and Smith's opening words:
"Jesus died for somebody's sins but not mine" (an excerpt from "Oath",
one of her early poems). The austere cover photograph by Mapplethorpe
has become one of rock's classic images. As the popularity of punk
Patti Smith Group toured the United States and Europe. The
rawer sound of the group's second album, Radio Ethiopia, reflected
this. Considerably less accessible than Horses, Radio Ethiopia
initially received poor reviews. However, several of its songs have
stood the test of time, and Smith still performs them regularly in
concert. She has said that
Radio Ethiopia was influenced by the
On January 23, 1977, while touring in support of Radio Ethiopia, Smith
accidentally danced off a high stage in Tampa, Florida, and fell 15
feet into a concrete orchestra pit, breaking several neck
The injury required a period of rest and an intensive round of
physical therapy, during which time she was able to reassess,
re-energize and reorganize her life.
Patti Smith Group produced two
further albums before the end of the 1970s. Easter (1978) was her most
commercially successful record, containing the single "Because the
Night" co-written with Bruce Springsteen. Wave (1979) was less
successful, although the songs "Frederick" and "Dancing Barefoot" both
received commercial airplay.
Smith with her daughter Jesse Smith at the 2011
Time 100 gala
Before the release of Wave, Smith, now separated from long-time
partner Allen Lanier, met Fred "Sonic" Smith, former guitar player for
Detroit rock band
MC5 and his own Sonic's Rendezvous Band, who adored
poetry as much as she did. Wave's "Dancing Barefoot" (inspired by
Jeanne Hébuterne and her tragic love for Amedeo Modigliani) and
"Frederick" were both dedicated to him. The running joke at the
time was that she married Fred only because she would not have to
change her name. They had a son, Jackson (b. 1982) who would go on
The White Stripes
The White Stripes drummer,
Meg White in 2009; and a
daughter, Jesse (b. 1987).
Through most of the 1980s Smith was in semi-retirement from music,
living with her family north of
Detroit in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
In June 1988, she released the album Dream of Life, which included the
song "People Have the Power". Fred Smith died on November 4, 1994, of
a heart attack. Shortly afterward, Patti faced the unexpected death of
her brother Todd.
When her son Jackson turned 14, Smith decided to move back to New
York. After the impact of these deaths, her friends
Michael Stipe of
Allen Ginsberg (whom she had known since her early years in
New York) urged her to go back out on the road. She toured briefly
Bob Dylan in December 1995 (chronicled in a book of photographs
In 1996, Smith worked with her long-time colleagues to record Gone
Again, featuring "About a Boy", a tribute to Kurt Cobain. That same
year she collaborated with Stipe on "E-Bow the Letter", a song on
R.E.M.'s New Adventures in Hi-Fi, which she has also performed live
with the band. After the release of Gone Again, Patti Smith
recorded two new albums:
Peace and Noise
Peace and Noise in 1997 (with the single
"1959", about the invasion of Tibet) and Gung Ho in 2000 (with songs
Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh and Smith's late father). Songs "1959" and "Glitter
in Their Eyes" were nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female Rock
Vocal Performance. A box set of her work up to that time, The
Patti Smith Masters, came out in 1996, and 2002 saw the release of
Land (1975–2002), a two-CD compilation that includes a cover of
Prince's "When Doves Cry". Smith's solo art exhibition Strange
Messenger was hosted at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh on
September 28, 2002.
On April 27, 2004,
Patti Smith released
Trampin' which included
several songs about motherhood, partly in tribute to Smith's mother,
who had died two years before. It was her first album on Columbia
Records, soon to become a sister label to her previous home Arista
Records. Smith curated the Meltdown festival in London on June 25,
2005, the penultimate event being the first live performance of Horses
in its entirety. Guitarist
Tom Verlaine took Oliver Ray's place.
This live performance was released later in the year as Horses/Horses.
Smith performing at Primavera Sound Festival (2007)
On July 10, 2005, Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et
des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. In addition to
Smith's influence on rock music, the Minister also noted her
appreciation of Arthur Rimbaud. In August 2005, Smith gave a literary
lecture about the poems of
Arthur Rimbaud and William Blake. On
October 15, 2006,
Patti Smith performed at the
CBGB nightclub, with a
3½-hour tour de force to close out Manhattan's music venue. She took
the stage at 9:30 p.m. (EDT) and closed for the night (and
forever for the venue) at a few minutes after 1:00 a.m.,
performing her song "Elegie", and finally reading a list of punk rock
musicians and advocates who had died in the previous years.
Smith was inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 12,
2007. She dedicated her award to the memory of her late husband,
Fred, and gave a performance of
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones staple "Gimme
Shelter". As the closing number of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony, Smith's "People Have the Power" was used for the
big celebrity jam that always ends the program.
From November 2006 to January 2007, an exhibition called 'Sur les
Traces' at Trolley Gallery, London, featured polaroid prints taken
Patti Smith and donated to Trolley to raise awareness and funds for
the publication of Double Blind, a book on the war in
Lebanon in 2006,
with photographs by Paolo Pellegrin, a member of Magnum Photos. She
also participated in the
DVD commentary for Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Colon Movie Film for Theaters. From March 28 to June 22, 2008, the
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain in Paris hosted a major
exhibition of the visual artwork of Patti Smith, Land 250, drawn from
pieces created between 1967 and 2007. At the 2008 Rowan
Commencement ceremony, Smith received an honorary doctorate degree for
her contributions to popular culture.
National Book Critics Circle
National Book Critics Circle President Jane Ciabattari and
NBCC board member John Reed. Smith's memoir
Just Kids was an NBCC
autobiography finalist at the 2010 awards.
Smith is the subject of a 2008 documentary film, Patti Smith: Dream of
Life. A live album by
Patti Smith and Kevin Shields, The Coral Sea
was released in July 2008. On September 10, 2009, after a week of
smaller events and exhibitions in the city, Smith played an open-air
concert in Florence's Piazza Santa Croce, commemorating her
performance in the same city 30 years earlier. In the meantime,
she contributed with a special introduction to Jessica Lange's book 50
Smith's book, Just Kids, a memoir of her time in 1970s
her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe, was published in 2010; it
later won the
National Book Award for Nonfiction. She also
headlined a benefit concert headed by bandmate Tony Shanahan, for The
Court Tavern of New Brunswick. Smith's set included "Gloria",
"Because the Night" and "People Have the Power." She has a brief cameo
in Jean-Luc Godard's 2010 Film Socialisme, which was first screened in
the Un Certain Regard section at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
Patti Smith received an honorary doctorate in fine arts from
Pratt Institute, along with architect Daniel Libeskind,
Glenn Lowry, former NYC Landmarks Commissioner Barbaralee
Diamonstein-Spielvogel, novelist Jonathan Lethem, and director Steven
Soderbergh. Following the conferral of her degree, Smith delivered
the commencement address and sang/played two songs accompanied by
long-time band member Lenny Kaye. In her remarks, Smith explained that
in 1967 when she moved to New York City (Brooklyn), she would never
have been accepted into Pratt, but most of her friends (including
Mapplethorpe) were students at Pratt and she spent countless hours on
the Pratt campus. She added that it was through her friends and their
Pratt professors that she learned much of her own artistic skills,
making the honor from the institute particularly poignant for Smith 43
Patti Smith was one of the winners of the 2011 Polar Music Prize.
She made her television acting debut at the age of 64 on the TV series
Law & Order: Criminal Intent, appearing in an episode called
"Icarus". In 2011 Smith is working on a crime novel set in London.
"I've been working on a detective story that starts at the St Giles in
the Fields church in London for the last two years", she told NME
adding that she "loved detective stories" having been a fan of British
Sherlock Holmes and U.S. crime author Mickey
Spillane as a girl. Part of the book will be set in Gothenburg,
Following the death of her husband in 1994, Smith began devoting time
to what she terms "pure photography" (a method of capturing still
objects without using a flash). In 2011, Smith announced the first
museum exhibition of her photography in the United States, Camera
Solo. She named the project after a sign she saw in the abode of Pope
Celestine V, which translates as "a room of one's own", and which
Smith felt best described her solitary method of photography. The
exhibition featured artifacts which were the everyday items or places
of significance of artists whom Smith admires, including Rimbaud,
Baudelaire, Keats and Blake. In February 2012, she was a guest at the
Sanremo Music Festival.
Smith recorded a cover of Buddy Holly's classic "Words of Love" for
the CD Rave On Buddy Holly, a tribute album tied to Holly's
seventy-fifth birthday year which was released June 28, 2011. She
also recorded the song "Capitol Letter" for the official soundtrack of
the second film of the Hunger Games-series The Hunger Games: Catching
Smith's 11th studio album, Banga, was released in June 2012. Music
Journalist Hal Horowitz wrote : "These songs aren't as loud or
frantic as those of her late 70s heyday, but they resonate just as
boldly as she moans, chants, speaks and spits out lyrics with the
grace and determination of Mohammad Ali in his prime. It's not an easy
listen—the vast majority of her music never has been—but if you're
a fan and/or prepared for the challenge, this is as potent, heady and
uncompromising as she has ever gotten, and with Smith's storied
history as a musical maverick, that's saying plenty." The critical
Metacritic awarded the album a score of 81,
indicating "universal acclaim".
Patti Smith performing at
Haldern Pop 2014
Adult Swim offered Smith the opportunity to perform a song to
commemorate the series finale of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Smith, an
avowed fan of the series, recorded the song Aqua Teen Dream with the
help of her children and band. The vocal track was recorded in a hotel
overlooking Lerici's Bay of Poets. On September 26, 2015, Smith
performed during the
American Museum of Tort Law
American Museum of Tort Law convocation
In 2016 Smith performed "People Have the Power" at Riverside Church,
Manhattan, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Democracy Now. She was
joined by Michael Stipe. On December 10, 2016, Smith attended the
Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in
Stockholm on behalf of Bob Dylan, winner
Nobel Prize in Literature, who himself could not be present due
to prior commitments. After the official presentation speech for the
literary prize by Horace Engdahl, a member of the Swedish Academy,
Smith sang the Dylan song "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall". Overcome by
nerves, she became unable to draw out the words to the second
verse. She stopped, and after a brief apology, resumed the song,
which earned her a jubilant applause at the end.
In 2017, Smith appeared as herself in
Song to Song directed by
Terrence Malick, opposite
Rooney Mara and Ryan Gosling. She
later made an appearance at the
Detroit show of U2's The Joshua Tree
2017 tour and performed "Mothers of the Disappeared" with the
Performing at TIM Festival, Rio de Janeiro (2006)
Smith has been a great source of inspiration for
Michael Stipe of
R.E.M. Listening to her album Horses when he was 15 made a huge impact
on him; he said later, "I decided then that I was going to start a
In 1998, Stipe published a collection of photos called Two Times
Intro: On the Road with Patti Smith. Stipe sings backing vocals on
Smith's songs "Last Call" and "Glitter in Their Eyes." Smith sang
background vocals on R.E.M.'s songs "E-Bow the Letter" and "Blue".
The Australian alternative rock band,
The Go-Betweens dedicated a
track (When She Sang About Angels) off their 2000 album, The Friends
of Rachel Worth, to Smith's long time influence.
Shirley Manson of Garbage spoke of Smith's influence on her
in Rolling Stone's issue "The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All
Time", in which
Patti Smith was counted number 47. The Smiths
Johnny Marr share an appreciation for Smith's
Horses, and revealed that their song "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"
is a reworking of one of the album's tracks, "Kimberly". In 2004,
Sonic Youth released an album called Hidros 3 (to Patti Smith). U2
Patti Smith as an influence. In 2005 Scottish
KT Tunstall released the single "Suddenly I See" as
a tribute of sorts to Patti Smith. Canadian actress Ellen Page
frequently mentions Smith as one of her idols and has done various
photo shoots replicating famous Smith photos, as well as Irish actress
Maria Doyle Kennedy
Maria Doyle Kennedy who often refers to Smith as a major
influence. In 1978 and 1979,
Gilda Radner portrayed a character
Candy Slice on
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live based on Smith.
Alternative rock singer-songwriter
Courtney Love of Hole heavily
credited Smith as being a huge influence on her; Love received Smith's
album Horses in juvenile hall as a teenager, and "realized that you
could do something that was completely subversive that didn't involve
violence [or] felonies. I stopped making trouble," said Love. "I
stopped." Hole's classic track "Violet" features the lyrics "And
the sky was all violet / I want it again, but violent, more violent",
alluding to lyrics from Smith's "Kimberly". Love later stated that
she considered "Rock n Roll Nigger" the greatest rock song of all
American pop singer Madonna has also named Smith as one of her biggest
Anglo-Celtic rock band The Waterboys' debut single, "A Girl Called
Johnny", was written as a tribute to Smith.
In 1993, Smith contributed "Memorial Tribute (Live)" to the
No Alternative produced by the Red Hot
Furthermore, Smith has been a supporter of the Green Party and backed
Ralph Nader in the 2000 United States presidential election. She
led the crowd singing "Over the Rainbow" and "People Have the Power"
at the campaign's rallies, and also performed at several of Nader's
subsequent "Democracy Rising" events. Smith was a speaker and
singer at the first protests against the Iraq War as U.S. President
George W. Bush
George W. Bush spoke to the United Nations General Assembly. Smith
supported Democratic candidate
John Kerry in the 2004 election. Bruce
Springsteen continued performing her "People Have the Power" at Vote
for Change campaign events. In the winter of 2004/2005, Smith toured
again with Nader in a series of rallies against the Iraq War and
called for the impeachment of George W. Bush.
Smith premiered two new protest songs in London in September 2006.
Louise Jury, writing in The Independent, characterized them as "an
emotional indictment of American and Israeli foreign policy". The song
"Qana" was about the Israeli airstrike on the Lebanese village of
Qana. "Without Chains" is about Murat Kurnaz, a Turkish citizen
who was born and raised in Germany, held at Guantanamo Bay detainment
camp for four years. Jury's article quotes Smith as saying:
I wrote both these songs directly in response to events that I felt
outraged about. These are injustices against children and the young
men and women who are being incarcerated. I'm an American, I pay taxes
in my name and they are giving millions and millions of dollars to a
country such as
Israel and cluster bombs and defense technology and
those bombs were dropped on common citizens in Qana. It's terrible.
It's a human rights violation.
In an interview, Smith stated that Kurnaz's family has contacted her
and that she wrote a short preface for the book that he was
writing. Kurnaz's book, Five Years of My Life, was published in
English by Palgrave Macmillan in March 2008, with Patti's
On March 26, 2003, ten days after Rachel Corrie's death, Smith
appeared in Austin, Texas, and performed an anti-war concert. She
subsequently wrote a song "Peaceable Kingdom" which was inspired by
and is dedicated to Rachel Corrie. In 2009, in her Meltdown
concert in Festival Hall, she paid homage to the Iranians taking part
in post-election protests by saying "Where is My Vote?" in a version
of the song "People Have the Power".
In 2015, Smith appeared with Ralph Nader, spoke and performed the
songs "Wing" and "People Have the Power" during the American Museum of
Tort Law convocation ceremony in Winsted, Connecticut. She
preformed "Wing" again in 2016 in homage to
Julian Assange and
WikiLeaks during the "First they came for Assange..." event at Centre
Pompidou, Paris, France, to mark the 4th year of Julian Assange's
attempt to avoid prosecution by taking refuge at the Ecuadorean
embassy in London. Smith spoke, read poetry, and performed several
songs accompanied by her daughter Jesse at Ralph Nader's Breaking
Through Power conference at
DAR Constitution Hall
DAR Constitution Hall in Washington,
Smith was raised a
Jehovah's Witness and had a strong religious
upbringing and a Bible education. She left organized religion as a
teenager because she felt it was too confining. In response to this
experience, she wrote the line "Jesus died for somebody's sins, but
not mine" in her cover version of "Gloria" by Them. She has
described having an avid interest in
Tibetan Buddhism around the age
of eleven or twelve, saying "I fell in love with
Tibet because their
essential mission was to keep a continual stream of prayer," but that
as an adult she sees clear parallels between different forms of
religion, and has come to the conclusion that religious dogmas are
"... man-made laws that you can either decide to abide by or
Feminism and women in music
In 2014 Smith offered her opinion on the sexualization of women in
music. "Pop music has always been about the mainstream and what
appeals to the public. I don't feel it's my place to judge." As at
points earlier in her life and career, she declined to embrace
politicized feminism: "I have a son and a daughter, people always talk
to me about feminism and women's rights, but I have a son too—I
believe in human rights."
In 2015, writer Anwen Crawford observed that Smith's "attitude to
genius seems pre-feminist, if not anti-feminist; there is no
democratizing, deconstructing impulse in her work."
Patti Smith – vocals, guitar (1974–1979, 1988, 1996–present)
Lenny Kaye – guitar (1974–1979, 1996–present)
Jack Petruzzelli – guitar (2006–present)
Tony Shanahan – bass, keyboards (1996–present)
Jay Dee Daugherty
Jay Dee Daugherty – drums (1975–1979, 1988, 1996–present)
Richard Sohl – keyboards (1974–1977, 1979, 1988; died 1990)
Ivan Kral – bass (1975–1979)
Bruce Brody – keyboards (1977–1978)
Fred "Sonic" Smith – guitar (1988; died 1994)
Kasim Sulton – bass (1988)
Oliver Ray – guitar (1996–2005)
Patti Smith discography
Radio Ethiopia (1976)
Dream of Life
Dream of Life (1988)
Gone Again (1996)
Peace and Noise
Peace and Noise (1997)
Gung Ho (2000)
Seventh Heaven (1972)
Early Morning Dream (1972)
A Useless Death (1972)
The Night (1976) poems with Tom Verlaine
Ha! Ha! Houdini! (1977)
Early Work (1994)
The Coral Sea (1996)
Patti Smith Complete (1998)
Strange Messenger (2003)
Auguries of Innocence (2005)
Poems (Vintage Classics) by William Blake.
Edited by and with introduction by
Patti Smith (2007)
Land 250 (2008)
Great Lyricists; foreword by Rick Moody (2008)
Just Kids (2010)
Hecatomb (2014) With 20 drawings by Jose Antonio Suarez Londono
M Train (2015)
Patti Smith book) (2017)
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