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Smith considers Mapplethorpe to be one of the most important people in her life, and in her book Just Kids refers to him as "the artist of my life." Mapplethorpe's photographs of her became the covers for the Patti Smith Group albums, and they remained lifelong friends with Mapplethorpe's death in 1989.Her book and album The Coral Sea would be an homage to the life of Mapplethorpe and Just Kids would tell the story of their relationship.
The rawer sound of the group's second album, Radio Ethiopia, reflected this.
Called the "punk poet laureate," Smith fused rock and poetry in her work.
Her most widely known song is "Because the Night," which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen.
Later that same year, she performed spoken poetry on "I Wake Up Screaming" from Ray Manzarek's The Whole Thing Started with Rock & Roll Now It's Out of Control album.
The Patti Smith Group was signed by Clive Davis of Arista Records, and in 1975 recorded their first album, Horses, produced by John Cale amid some tension.
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