Istanbul to host Patti Smith in June

Istanbul to host Patti Smith in June

Istanbul to host Patti Smith in June American singer-songwriter Patti Smith, who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album “Horses,” will perform a concert in Istanbul on June 23. 

In 1972, she published her first book of poetry, “Seventh Heaven.” Two further collections, “Early Morning Dream” (1972) and “Witt” (1973), received similarly high praise. At the same time, Smith also wrote music journalism for magazines such as Creem and Rolling Stone.

In 1974, she formed a band and recorded the single “Piss Factory,” now widely considered the first true punk song, which garnered her sizable and fanatical grassroots following.

Smith’s most widely known song, “Because the Night,” was co-written by Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978.

In 2007, Smith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2010, she published her acclaimed memoir “Just Kids,” which gives readers a personal glimpse into her prototypical “starving artist” youth and her close relationship with Mapplethorpe during the late 1960s and ‘70s in New York City.

The work became a New York Times bestseller and received a National Book Award. In 2015, Showtime Networks announced it would be developing a limited series based on it. Smith also released another book that year, “M Train,” a memoir that blends philosophies around art and connection with world travel.

Smith will perform at Zorlu Center PSM on the 40th anniversary of her album “Horses.” She will be accompanied by Lenny Kaye and Jay Dee Daugherty as well as Tony Shanahan, who has been playing with her for 20 years.