Patricia Lee Smith is a singer-songwriter, musician, author, and poet. She became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
Patti Smith has been at the vanguard of art, poetry, rock and roll, and other forms of self-expression since the 1960s. But this talk with Marc happens to be her very first one-on-one conversation done over Zoom. They talk about Patti’s days living at the Hotel Chelsea, carrying on the legacy of the Beat Generation, and forming life-changing relationships with William Borroughs, Sam Shepard, Allen Ginsberg, and Bob Dylan, among others. Patti also recalls the most mortifying live performance moment of her career, which happened for all the world to see.See for privacy information.
Our Best of the Decade series continues with two music icons. First, Patti Smith spoke with Terry Gross in 2010 about 'Just Kids,' her memoir about her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. And then we listen back to part of Bruce Springsteen's 2016 conversation about his memoir, 'Born to Run.'
Patti Smith joins us to discuss her new book, Year of the Monkey.   
Sheffield. March. 2010. At a sold-out 600 capacity venue, the crowd eagerly await this live In Conversation with poet and artist, Patti Smith, who is touring with her recently released book, Just Kids.She arrives just one minute to stage time and tells John: ‘ask me anything’. This funny and highly emotive interview digs deep into the proto-punk scene in New York as well as the loving relationship she had with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. John remembers his meeting with Patti and her true free spiritedness in the article here. This episode contains swearing.
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Dec 30th, 1946
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