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Patti Smith

Patti Smith


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Patricia Lee Smith

Birth Date :

December 30, 1946

Birth Place :

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Spouse :

Fred 'Sonic' Smith (1-Mar-80 - 4-Nov-94) (his death)

Claim to fame :

Single "Because the Night" from album "Easter" (1978)

Latest News

Patti Smith's Memoir 'Just Kids' Turned Into TV Series on Showtime

August 12, 2015 07:33:42 GMT

's miniseries is heading to Showtime. The network has tapped "" creator John Logan to work with Smith in adapting her New York Times best-selling memoir "" into a limited series.

Patti Smith Cancels Controversial Chelsea Hotel Concert

January 13, 2012 09:07:53 GMT

has scrapped a scheduled show at the Chelsea Hotel, which was supposed to take place on Thursday night, January 12. Her move to hold the concert and invite the residents to the show has raised suspicion that it's a ploy by the hotel's new owners, the Chetrit Group, who are feuding with the tenants.

First Look at Patti Smith's Acting Debut on 'Law and Order: CI'

June 17, 2011 09:15:12 GMT

The upcoming episode of "" has a storyline based on ": Turn Off the Dark" which has suffered many stage mishaps. The June 19 outing will also mark 's acting debut and a sneak peek to her performance has been released via TV Guide.

Patti Smith Wins Sweden's Polar Music Prize

May 03, 2011 15:18:00 GMT

will share the honor, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with the Kronos Quartet.

Patti Smith Wins National Book Award

November 19, 2010 03:19:42 GMT

Punk legend was on the verge of tears as she accepted a major literary honor for her memoir at the U.S. National Book Awards in New York City on Wednesday, November 17. The veteran singer won the coveted nonfiction prize for Just Kids, a book about her youth in New York which chronicles her relationship with late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Bruce Springsteen Praises Patti Smith's 'Because the Night'

November 18, 2010 05:11:51 GMT

has heaped praise on for transforming his song "Because the Night" into a rock classic, insisting he has no regrets about giving up the track in the early years of his career. The Boss wrote the tune during recording sessions for his album "", but he struggled to finish it and was persuaded to pass the track onto Smith by music mogul Jimmy Iovine during a drive to New York beach resort Coney Island.

Josh Brolin Speaks for the First Time About Cheating and Battery

September 15, 2010 07:10:35 GMT

has finally spoken out about allegations he has cheated on and beaten up his wife , telling the new issue of Playboy magazine, "I don't f**k around on my wife." The "" star insists he has never been unfaithful to Lane explaining, "I mean, check her out, man." He tells the publication, "My relationship with my wife is fantastic."

Placido Domingo Chosen as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

September 15, 2010 06:56:44 GMT

Opera star Placido Domingo is to receive the Person of the Year prize from the Latin Recording Academy on November 10. The Spanish tenor has been chosen for his professional and philanthropic achievements and will be honored at an all-star ceremony in Las Vegas on the eve of the Latin Grammy Awards.

Christina Ricci 'Scared' and 'Excited' About Broadway Debut

September 15, 2010 06:55:48 GMT

Movie star is priming Broadway fans for disappointment as her theater debut approaches, insisting she has no idea how to prepare for a stage show. The former child star signed on to replace in the Donald Margulies' play "Time Stands Still" and she'll join thespians and Eric Bogosian when the drama returns to the stage for previews later this September.

David Schwimmer Gets Frightened of Sex Predators in Disguise

September 15, 2010 06:54:56 GMT

Former "Friends" star was stunned to find many sex predators are family men while researching his creepy new movie "". The actor directs and in the harrowing film about a teenager lured to a motel for sex by an online predator old enough to be her father, and he trawled through FBI records to learn more about the sick minds he was dealing with.

Cyndi Lauper and Patti Smith Set for John Lennon All-Star Tribute Concert

September 15, 2010 03:57:30 GMT

and have signed up to headline a tribute concert in honor of legend . The Fab Four star, who was gunned down outside his home in New York City in 1980, would have turned 70 on October 9 this year.

Sofia Vergara's Smile at Emmys Red Carpet Named the Best

September 01, 2010 07:33:21 GMT

has landed another prize from her night at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, August 29 - for best teeth. The lovely Latina has landed celebrity dentist Dr. Catrise Austin's first Emmy red carpet smile prize after showing off her dazzling white, perfect teeth.

Videos: Johnny Depp Joins Patti Smith and Eddie Vedder at Protest Concert

September 01, 2010 06:40:08 GMT

stunned music fans in Arkansas at the weekend, August 28 when he joined punk icon and onstage at a protest concert. The movie star musician teamed up with Smith and the frontman on "Dancing Barefoot" and then returned to the stage for an all-star rendition of "People Have the Power", when he was joined by Ben Harper, Natalie Maines and George Harrison's son Dhani Harrison.

Jason Mraz and The Killers Win ASCAP Awards

April 22, 2010 08:13:02 GMT

was handed with Song of the Year honor at this year's American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Awards. "Songwriters are crazy people and I'm grateful that there are organizations out there that keep us crazy people in business," he said.

Patti Smith to Receive Honor at ASCAP

March 18, 2010 09:07:59 GMT

Punk icon will be honored at the 27th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards next month, on April 24, when she is presented with the coveted Founders Award. The "Because the Night" singer will also perform at the event, to be held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

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