Norton & Company, Inc. This selection may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written... From rock icon to hippy pacifist, at 61 Patti Smith is the music industry's most enduring female icon.
She is "punk rock's poet laureate," and "among the most influential female rock & rollers These biographies make it clear that the authors view Patti Smith and her achievements through the lens of her gender. The Patti Smith Group's most conventional album, Wave was given a bright pop/rock sound by producer Todd Rundgren. It was the last album Smith made before marrying and retiring from record-making for nine years, and it can be heard as a farewell to the music business, from "Frederick... Patti Smith, the musician and author, in the yard of her home in Rockaway Beach, Queens.