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Patti Smith's concert

Patti Smith's concert

Living rock icon Patty Smith in concert in Cervia with the Patti Smith Quartet

Patti Smith's concert in Cervia

A true living rock icon, the "priestess" of rock, in her over forty years career has traversed punk and become its icon, analysed the world in all its art forms, through music, photography, poetry, novels, painting and sculpture, leaving an indelible mark in every expression.
Beloved, controversial, powerful and idealistic, Patti Smith is a true rock legend for all generations and, without any doubt, one of the most influential artists of all time, singer-songwriter and poet

 

Patti Smith will be accompanied on stage by her son Jackson Smith on guitar, long-time friend Tony Shanahan on bass and drummer Seb Rochford.


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Tireless and subversive, Patti Smith has recently won two new awards: the prestigious Puccini Prize - awarded by the City of Viareggio and the Puccini Festival Foundation, for the first time to a rock artist - and the keys to the city of New York, received from the now ex-mayor Bill De Blasio, testifying to the extraordinary relationship of the 'priestess of rock' with the city.

The concert, which will take her to the Rock in Roma stage on 27 July and to Cervia on 31 July, will see the artist retrace her long and prolific career.

Singer, songwriter and poet Patricia Lee Smith, aka Patti Smith, was born on 30 December 1946 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1950 she moved with her family to Philadelphia and then to New Jersey. The eldest of four children, Patti Smith was always a tall, lanky, sickly child with a lazy left eye. Shy behaviours that never suggested Patti would develop into the groundbreaking rock star she would become. However, Patti says she always knew she was destined for greatness. "When I was a little girl, I always knew that I had something special inside of me. I mean, I wasn't attractive, I wasn't very communicative, I wasn't very smart, at least in school. I wasn't any of those things, and I never proved to the world that I was anything special, but I had this enormous hope all the time and that's the spirit that kept me strong...I was a happy child because I had this feeling that I was going to go beyond my physical body..." says Patti Smith.

It was the 1960s when the young Patti Smith, in her early twenties, moved to vibrant New York to find her way. The rest is history: from the rumoured relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe to the very first performances at the historic CBGB's, not to mention the contract with Arista and the release of 'Horses', one of the best albums in rock history.

Patti Smith has earned her place among the legends of rock music.

Undoubtedly one of the most influential artists of all time, Patti Smith is a gifted songwriter and poet, and is often cited as a source of inspiration by her illustrious colleagues, from Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) to Morrissey and Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Madonna, U2 and many others, to the point of attending the Nobel Prize for Literature ceremony in place of Bob Dylan, at her express wish.

Songs such as 'People Have The Power', 'Gloria' (a cover of Van Morrison's 'Them'), 'Dancing Barefoot' and 'Because The Night' (co-written with Bruce Springsteen) are true milestones in music and in the collective imagination.

When

Sunday 31st Juli 2022

Opening

9.00 p.m.

Luogo

Piazza G. Garibaldi

Cervia

Free

No

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