Patti Smith, Punk Britannia Playlist on BBC 6 Music

Patti Smith, the godmother of punk and one of the most influential artists in the New York punk scene of the 70s, will soon be taking part in the BBC’s Punk Britannia seasons on BBC 6 Music. Featuring in one of 6’s specially commissioned Playlists, Patti will be talking about her divergent musical taste, and her experiences in the protopunk of the mid 1970s.

The Playlist is one of five episodes and is scheduled to air on Sunday 17th June 2012 at midday. Hopefully, it’ll get a slot on iPlayer too for anyone that misses it.

With musical tastes that shift from The Pixies, to Human League and Madonna, Patti Smith’s Punk Britannia Playlist is probably going to be one of the most interesting radio shows of the year. At a time when the rest of the nation were entrenched in glam disco jive, Patti was putting out her first punk rock album, Horses, and fusing rock and poetry to create something unique.

The hour long show will be a unique opportunity to hear Patti Smith lay it all down, talk about her musical tastes and discuss her protopunk inspiration.

Previous episodes of the Punk Britannia Playlist include John Lydon and Siousxie Sioux, with The Damned’s Captain Sensible taking over the decks for the final show on the 24th June 2012.

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