13 Facts About Patti Smith

1. In 2015, Patti Smith appeared with Ralph Nader, spoke and performed the songs "Wing" and "People Have the Power" during the American Museum of Tort Law convocation ceremony in Winsted, Connecticut.

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2. In 2017, Patti Smith appeared as herself in Song to Song directed by Terrence Malick, opposite Rooney Mara and Ryan Gosling.

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3. On December 10, 2016, Patti Smith attended the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm on behalf of Bob Dylan, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, who himself could not be present due to prior commitments.

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4. In 2016 Patti Smith performed "People Have the Power" at Riverside Church, Manhattan, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Democracy Now.

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5. On September 26, 2015, Patti Smith performed during the American Museum of Tort Law convocation ceremony.

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6. In 2011 Patti Smith is working on a crime novel set in London.

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7. At the 2008 Rowan Commencement ceremony, Patti Smith received an honorary doctorate degree for her contributions to popular culture.

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8. On October 15, 2006, Patti Smith performed at the CBGB nightclub, with a 3½-hour tour de force to close out Manhattan's music venue.

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9. On July 10, 2005, Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

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10. In 1996, Patti Smith worked with her long-time colleagues to record Gone Again, featuring "About a Boy", a tribute to Kurt Cobain.

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11. At this early age Patti Smith was exposed to her first records, including Shrimp Boats by Harry Belafonte, Patience and Prudence's The Money Tree, and Another Side of Bob Dylan, which her mother gave to her.

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12. The family was of part-Irish ancestry and Patti Smith was the eldest of four children.

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13. In 2005, Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

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