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Patti Smith - Gloria


On this date in 1976, Patti Smith released her second single, "Gloria". It was backed by a live version of "My Generation". The A side appeared on her 1975 debut album, Horses. The live B side was added as a bonus track to the album when it was re-released on CD. The New Jersey singer/poet was one of the founders of the New York 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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