Unit 11 - Punk and New Wave - 11 Early Punk and New Wave Patti Smith Born in Chicago in 1946 grew up in New Jersey Became part of NYC downtown art scene

Unit 11 - Punk and New Wave - 11 Early Punk and New Wave...

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11. Early Punk and New Wave Patti Smith - Born in Chicago in 1946, grew up in New Jersey - Became part of NYC downtown art scene and becomes a writer for Creem magazine o Meets photographer maplethorpe o Does poetry readings - Adds pianist and records cover of Hendrix’ hey joe, selling out 1600 copies - Clive Davis signs her to Arista o Releases Horses in 1975 - Follows in footsteps of velvet underground o 1966 cover of Gloria is sung in a male context with intent to shock listener o 1976- covers Who’s My Generation adding shouted obscenities o Neither hippie, nor punk, but bridge between the two - Popularizes semi-talk in mold of bob Dylan - Breaks neck - Easter: yields first top 40 hits (because the night, written with springsteen) o Song is top 20 hit with no real punk elements Chrissie Hynde - Born in akron ohio in 1951 combining hard edged punk and soul music elements - Leaves kent U and plays in small combo in paris before joining London punk music scene - Forms Pretenders in 1978, where she sings and plays rhythm guitar
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