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Patti Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Biographical Information

Punk rock's poet laureate Patti Smith ranks among the most influential female rock & rollers of all time. Ambitious, unconventional, and challenging, Smith's music was hailed as the most exciting fusion of rock and poetry since Bob Dylan's heyday. If that hybrid remained distinctly uncommercial for much of her career, it wasn't a statement against accessibility so much as the simple fact that Smith followed her own muse wherever it took her -- from structured rock songs to free-form experimentalism, or even completely out of music at times...See All Music Guide for more.


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Patti Smith Videos on the World Wide Web

Patti Smith with Lenny Kaye. Excerpts from The Poetry Project 2/9/11

Patti Smith Reflects on Power of Words, Rock 'N' Roll. PBS News Hour Patti Smith on talk show promoting her book Babel. March 8, 1978. Patti Smith Interview-Stockholm, Sweden. October, 1976 Patti Smith | Interview | TimesTalks Patti Smith: EXTENDED INTERVIEW on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Patti Smith - Rock N Roll Nigger (w/Flea & Johnny Depp) - live Wiltern, October 12, 2012

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Rock Hall Videos with Patti Smith

Patti Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. 

Zack De La Rocha inducts Patti Smith Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions 2007 Patti Smith accepts award Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions 2007 Patti Smith peforms at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions 2007

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