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Patti Smith poses with Verlaine revolver currently visible at BAM / Mons

Patti Smith poses with Verlaine revolver currently visible at BAM / Mons

Patty Smith.  I saw her perform dressed like this at the Silver Dollar Saloon in East Lansing, MI back in 1976.  STYLE ALLURE ATTITUDE: Photo

Patty Smith. I saw her perform dressed like this at the Silver Dollar Saloon in East Lansing, MI back in 1976. STYLE ALLURE ATTITUDE: Photo

“People were very upset constantly about my appearance when I was young. I don’t know what it was that was very hard for them to factor, but I’ve always had that problem–even as a child...Leave me alone. I’m not bothering you. Why are you worried about what I look like? I’m not trying to bother anybody.”

“People were very upset constantly about my appearance when I was young. I don’t know what it was that was very hard for them to factor, but I’ve always had that problem–even as a child...Leave me alone. I’m not bothering you. Why are you worried about what I look like? I’m not trying to bother anybody.”

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Patti Smith Complete, 1975-2006 (Paperback)

HORSES Gloria (In Excelsis Deo) Redondo Beach Birdland Free Money Kimberly Fire of Unknown Origin Break It Up Land Elegie RADIO ETHIOPIA Ask the Angels Ain't It Strange Poppies Piing in a River Pumpin

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Patti Smith guesting Fred "Sonic" Smith, Sonic's Rendezvous Band at the New Miami, 1980.

Patti Smith guesting Fred "Sonic" Smith, Sonic's Rendezvous Band at the New Miami, 1980.

If rock and roll has a Renaissance man, his name is Lenny Kaye. As a guitarist in The Patti Smith Group, a co-writer with Smith of some of its most enduring songs, a pioneering music critic, a rock-and-roll conservationist (his 1972 compilation, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968, helped reintroduce bands like The Electric Prunes, 13th Floor Elevators, The Seeds, and Nazz to the public consciousness), a producer (Suzanne Vega, James, and The Weather…

If rock and roll has a Renaissance man, his name is Lenny Kaye. As a guitarist in The Patti Smith Group, a co-writer with Smith of some of its most enduring songs, a pioneering music critic, a rock-and-roll conservationist (his 1972 compilation, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968, helped reintroduce bands like The Electric Prunes, 13th Floor Elevators, The Seeds, and Nazz to the public consciousness), a producer (Suzanne Vega, James, and The Weather…