Patti Smith

Active - 1976 - 2017  |   Born - Dec 30, 1946 in Chicago, IL  |   Genres - Music [nf], Avant-garde / Experimental, Culture & Society [nf]

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  • Worked briefly at a toy factory after graduating high school.
  • Moved to New York to pursue an artistic career in 1967.
  • Costarred with Sam Shepard in his autobiographical play Cowboy Mouth in 1971.
  • Wrote as a music journalist for Creem and Rolling Stone magazines in the 1970s.
  • Was honored with the title of Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2005.
  • Won the 2010 National Book Award for her memoir, Just Kids.