Patti Smith

1946 - Today

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Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and poet who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.Called the "punk poet laureate", Smith fused rock and poetry in her work. Her most widely known song is "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen. It reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978 and number five in the U.K. In 2005, Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patti Smith has received more than 8,213,743 page views. Her biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Patti Smith is the 26th most popular singer (down from 25th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from United States (down from 168th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Singer.

Patti Smith is most famous for her book "Just Kids" which is a memoir of her early life with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Among singers, Patti Smith ranks 26 out of 3,541Before her are Plácido Domingo, Tupac Shakur, James Brown, Barbra Streisand, Farinelli, and Dalida. After her are Cesária Évora, Mick Jagger, Umm Kulthum, Nana Mouskouri, Brian Johnson, and Whitney Houston.

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Among people born in 1946, Patti Smith ranks 12Before her are George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ted Bundy, Alan Rickman, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and Demis Roussos. After her are Gianni Versace, David Lynch, George Best, Bon Scott, Tommy Lee Jones, and Mireille Mathieu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patti Smith ranks 178 out of 15,968Before her are Tom Selleck (1945), Peter Falk (1927), Robert Wadlow (1918), John B. Watson (1878), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), and Gene Cernan (1934). After her are Chuck Berry (1926), Gregory Peck (1916), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), Billy the Kid (1859), Buster Keaton (1895), and John Travolta (1954).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Patti Smith ranks 13Before her are Tina Turner (1939), Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Tupac Shakur (1971), James Brown (1933), and Barbra Streisand (1942). After her are Whitney Houston (1963), Aretha Franklin (1942), Barry White (1944), Nina Simone (1933), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), and Eminem (1972).