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Patti Smith Recognized as a Rock Legend

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Patti Smith Recognized as a Rock Legend

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Patti Smith Recognized as a Rock Legend

Patti Smith Recognized as a Rock Legend

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Singer and poet Patti Smith will be inducted into the Rock and roll Hall of Fame on March 12. Smith got her start in the punk movement of the 1970s with the album Horses.

Smith's upcoming album, Twelve, is a collection of covers of classic rock tunes, including "Gimme Shelter," "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Are You Experienced?" Twelve will be released on April 12. Smith will go on tour in Europe this spring.

Originally broadcast on June 24, 1996.