Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Patti Smith's Birthday



                                                      [Patti Smith - Photograph by Jesse Ditmar]

Patti Smith gets to celebrate her 69th birthday tonight with her band at San Francisco's Fillmore, ending up a year that saw the 40th anniversary of her landmark recording, "Horses" and the release of her latest memoir, M Train

For more of Patti on M Train, see here



And here's her conversation with 
Paul Holdengräber at the New York Public Library

And here she is, speaking on Just Kids and M Train on Democracy Now!



Here's Penelope Green's October 2015  New York Times profile -  "Patti Smith, Survivor 


And here's a little vintage Patti - ("Jesus died for somebody's sins/But not mine")



and here's Patti, from back in 1972, reading twelve poems from her first collection, Seventh Heaven, at the Poetry Project at St Marks Church


HarperCollins just released, this year, Patti Smith - Collected Lyrics 1970-2015



 & not forgetting Patti's work with a camera.



Her polaroids, her recent "Camera Solo" sacred objects collection



Here's Patti speaking on photography at a recent showing (2013) in Canada at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto 




and here she is on her photographic, (indeed art-life, life-life), mentor (and the subject of her National Book Award-winning memoir), Robert Mapplethorpe 




Here's one more vintage Patti posting  (Live in Stockholm in 1976!)



Earlier birthday postings on the Allen Ginsberg Project - here and here and here

Other Patti postings - here and here

Many happy returns of the day,  Happy Birthday, Patti!

2 comments:

  1. Happiest of BIRTHDAZES! Keep on being the FABULOUS You! Huge fan of EVERYTHING YOU!
    Xo Debi in northern Canada

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