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Name: Patti Smith                                                                           
Birth name: Patricia Lee Smith                                                             
Also known as Patti Smith Group                                                             
Born: 30 December 1946 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.                                             
Patti Smith (born Patricia Lee Smith on December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter 
and poet.                                                                                   
She was influential in the birth of the punk rock with her 1975 debut album                 
Horses. Called "Punk's Poet Laureate" she integrated the beat poetry                       
performance style with garage rock. Her allusions introduced 19th century French           
poetry to American teens, while her "unladylike" language defied the disco era.             
Smith is most widely known for the song "Because the Night", which was co-written           
with Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 2004           
Rolling Stone magazine counted her 47th in its list of "The Immortals: 100                 
Greatest Artists of All Time", and in 2007, she was inducted into the Rock                 
and Roll Hall of Fame.