Patti Smith in conversation with Lenny Kaye
Melbourne Athenaeum, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne
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We are beyond excited to bring you an extraordinary evening with the one and only Patti Smith.
Author of the bestselling memoirs Just Kids and M Train, Smith will be on stage in Melbourne with American guitarist Lenny Kaye to discuss her latest book, Year of the Monkey, a profound, beautifully realised work in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.
Smith is the iconic American singer–songwriter, musician, author, and poet who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album, Horses. Described as the ‘punk poet laureate’, Smith fused rock music and poetry in her work.
Musician and record producer Kaye has been guitarist for Smith’s band, the Patti Smith Group, since its inception in 1974. He is also a long-time rock journalist and published author.