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Patti Smith - Because The Night


On this date in 1978, Patti Smith released her sixth single, "Because The Night". It was backed by "God Speed". The A side was from her third album, Easter. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus when the album was re-released on CD. The single, which reached the #5 in the U.K. and the #13 in the U.S., was her biggest hit. It was co-written by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith. The New Jersey singer was one of the founders of the NYC punk scene and was a regular at CBGB's. She was the last performer on stage on October 15, 2006, the last night that CBGB's was open.

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