Mayor Marty Walsh Declares October 10 Patti Smith Day
Mayor Marty Walsh announced via Twitter on Friday that October 10 will forever be known as Patti Smith Day.
I declare October 10 to be Patti Smith Day-grateful for her artistic contribution, leading the way for women in rock. pic.twitter.com/DUTM649SSX
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) October 9, 2015
The news coincides with the punk rock queen’s upcoming appearance at a Harvard Book Store event on Saturday night. Smith will be stopping by the Back Bay Event Center to sign copies of her latest memoir M Train.
While fans of the music legend have lauded Smith for decades, she recently admitted to Democracy Now! that she doesn’t really consider herself a great musician.
“I always counsel people when they call me a musician,” Smith said. “I really don’t have the skills of a musician. I really don’t think like a musician, though I love music and I perform and sing.”
Smith may downplay her musical talents, but that won’t dissuade Boston punk fans from celebrating the iconic performer.
Tickets to Saturday’s event are on-sale now and come with a copy of Smith’s new book. Check out harvard.com/event/patti_smith for more information.