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‘It Was Only Supposed to Happen Once’: Lenny Kaye Recalls Patti Smith Group Start

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rollingstone David Browne
2022-01-16 00:58:28

Bookshelves are littered with rock histories, but few resemble Lenny Kaye’s recently-released Lightning Striking: Ten Transformative Moments in Rock and Roll (Ecco). Kaye — known mainly as Patti Smith’s enduring guitarist but also a longtime author, historian and record producer — traces the saga of rock through its scenes and cities; from Memphis in 1954 through Liverpool in 1962, London in 1977 ...

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