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Patti Smith rocking in 1976

June 24, 2008 | 10:30 am

Reviewing Patti Smith's new book of poetry "Auguries of Innocence" on Sunday, David L. Ulin called the author/singer the visionary poet-mother of rock-n-roll. Here she is, in 1976, beginning poetically with her song "Horses" and then rocking it, segueing into "Hey Joe."

The clip is from "Old Gray Whistle Test," a longtime BBC TV show.

Carolyn Kellogg