Born in Chicago December 30, 1946, Patti Smith spent his childhood in a small town in New Jersey and graduated from Deptford Township High School in 1964. She moved to New York and works in a bookstore where she met Robert Mapplethorpe who signed 10 years later the cover of Horses. She moves in with him at the Chelsea Hotel, and began his singing career by providing the first parts of some concerts with his friend, guitarist Lenny Kaye.
His debut album Horses (1975), the punk rock sounds lyrical and is a great success testifies to the musical world of the singer peace activist. She followed in 1976 with Radio Ethiopia, Easter and saves in 1978, the song Because The Night co-written with Bruce Springsteen and other titles have become classics American rock music of Easter, Rock N Roll Nigger).
In 1979 Patti Smith bids farewell to the stage during a concert in Italy and married a year later the former MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, with whom she has 2 children. Retire after nearly 10 years, she returns with Dream Of Life and the People Have The Power song she produced with her husband and Jimmy Iovine.
The artist offers his audience a new album steeped in a sweet bliss. But in 1994, the drama will follow: the death of her husband, preceded by that of his friend, pianist Richard Sohl and that of his brother and Kurt Cobain, affect the singer released in 1996, Gone again as if to exorcise his pain.