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Patti Smith (Paperback)

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Patti Smith is one of pop culture's true originals. The 1975 release of her debut album Horses signalled the start of a career full of passionate commitment, abrupt gear changes and unlikely collaborations which continues to flourish well into the 21st century.Nick Johnstone, respected music journalist and long time fan, unravels the story of the girl from Chicago who mixed poetry, underground theatre, jazz and rock, and who played a key role in shaping the New York punk scene of the mid-Seventies. From the home town experimental poems through street performance in Paris to high times in New York's Chelsea Hotel, from the quiet years in suburban Detroit with husband Fred 'Sonic' to her ascension to iconic status, the Patti Smith story is full of unexpected twists and turns. Nick Johnstone makes fascinating sense of a complex creative and produces a compelling insight into the life and times of a woman who has always refused to compromise. Arthur Rimbaud, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Shepherd and Bruce Springsteen are just a few who have become associated with the Patti Smith legend. She has toured with Bob Dylan, opened for the New York Dolls and duetted on record with R.E.M., written songs for movies and still produces albums off arresting originality.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: arts & entertainmentMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresIndividual composers & musicians, specific bands & groupsMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresRock & Pop music Publisher: Omnibus Press Publication Date: 16/05/2012 ISBN-13: 9781780383583  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nick Johnstone is the author of 12 books including Amy Amy Amy: The Amy Winehouse Story (Omnibus Press), The Melody Maker History of 20th Century Popular Music (Bloomsbury), A Brief History Of Rock 'n' Roll (Constable & Robinson) and the memoir, A Head Full of Blue (Bloomsbury). He has written for The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Uncut, Mojo, the Wire, The Sunday Herald, Melody Maker, Junior, Hotdog, Zembla, Magnet, The Jewish Chronicle, The Jerusalem Post and Dazed & Confused. He lives in London.

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