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Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith. Punk eve…

Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith. Punk even in a flower crown. ESPECIALLY in a flower crown.

Patti Smith, NYC 1972, by David Gahr, via ther…

Patti Smith, NYC 1972, by David Gahr, via theredlist

Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith

Patti Smith, 1977, by Lynn Goldsmith

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bitter-cherryy:

Patti Smith photographed by Frank Stefanko, New York, 1976.

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Patti Smith and Sam Shepard in Sutter’s Bakery…

Patti Smith and Sam Shepard in Sutter’s Bakery, New York City, 1971, by Judy Linn. 

So Sam just looks out on the river.
the badlands keep pulsing through his anatomy
the kind of bad that’s open and innocent:
the passion of a forest fire
the beauty of a poisonous flower, scorpion, snake.
Flames: the shot of silver:
James Dean’s death car…the silver Porsche
the stiletto…the pushbutton blade
the sliver of moon carved on his fist
mad dog dawn foaming at the mouth
heart like a garage
car…speeding like a demon

~Patti Smith, from “Sam Shepard: 9 Random Years (7+2)”, 1971, excerpted in this marvelous essay on her and Sam together that year, “Patti Smith: Star-Maker”, by John Blackburn

Patti Smith, by Norman Seeff

Patti Smith, by Norman Seeff

Patti Smith (wearing an Eat the Rich t-shirt) …

Patti Smith (wearing an Eat the Rich t-shirt) at a record store signing for her album Easter, NYC, by Waring Abbott/Getty. Released March 1978, it climbed all the way to #13 in the US, #5 in the UK.

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soundsof71:

Patti Smith, record shopping in NYC, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme in hand. Photo by Danny Clinch

“I was shooting Patti shopping in a New York City record store. She grabbed Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and said, ‘I have to buy it. I can’t stand to see it in a bin, not being played.’ She had six copies, and bought that one, too.”

-Danny Clinch 

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Iggy Pop and Patti Smith backstage at The Roxy…

Iggy Pop and Patti Smith backstage at The Roxy, 1977, by Jim Cassatta