Patti Smith

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Patti Smith: ‘I am who I am with all my flaws’
At 75, the punk poet, singer, artist and author talks candidly about life, loss, loneliness and her acclaimed new photography project

Kate Kellaway

13, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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‘Creem gave you a ground-level excitement about music’: the 1970s rock magazine makes a comeback
Founded in 1969, the Detroit title that first used the term ‘punk rock’ was daringly derisive but also often racist, sexist and homophobic – so why bring it back?

Michael Hann

01, Jun, 2022 @2:16 PM

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What links Punchdrunk’s Burnt City to Patti Smith and John McEnroe?
As the celebrated theatre group launches a new immersive show, follow it down the rabbit hole via Damon Albarn, Meryl Streep and Glenda Jackson

Larry Ryan

23, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I experience joy very easily’: Patti Smith on Springsteen, the climate fight and the meaning of punk
The singer, poet and writer answers your questions about playing music with her children, being at her friend Allen Ginsberg’s deathbed and maintaining hope in a troubled world

As told to Dave Simpson

31, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Post your questions for Patti Smith
What would you ask the legendary punk musician, poet and memoirist – who says a new newsletter project has reinvented her approach to creativity?

Laura Snapes

23, Mar, 2022 @7:57 AM

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Patti Smith’s life-changing gig at the Roundhouse | Letters
Letters: Owen Davies says the singer’s gig at the London venue on 16 May 1976 was a striking omission from the Guardian’s list of live shows that changed music

Letters

15, Feb, 2022 @5:34 PM

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‘We have to fight for what is right’: Patti Smith on gender, Sally Rooney and Cop26
In the run-up to the climate conference, the rock’n’roll poet reflects – with a little help from her daughter – on a life spent breaking barriers, hanging out with Dylan and learning to Instagram

Nadia Khomami

29, Oct, 2021 @1:08 PM

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Patti Smith review – communing with a rock’n’roll seer
Protean punk poet Patti Smith, backed by a full band, is in expansive mood in a riveting, career-spanning show

Kitty Empire

09, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Patti Smith review – punk, poetry and the raw power of connection
From punk ragers to stories of Blake and Bunyan, the poet laureate of dissent wrings blood, sweat and love out of every second of stage time

Emma Garland

06, Oct, 2021 @10:45 AM

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Words don’t fail Patti Smith. That’s why she is still my superstar | Rebecca Nicholson
The singer outshone her modern rivals in a survey of the vocabulary of lyrics

Rebecca Nicholson

07, Aug, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Patti Smith: 'As a writer, you can be a pacifist or a murderer'
As she prepares to ring in 2021 with a performance on screens at Piccadilly Circus, the punk poet explains why she’s optimistic amid the ‘debris’ of Trump’s years in office

Fiona Sturges

29, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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