Patti Smith - after a 16 year absence - a homecoming.
Patti Smith – after a 16 year absence – a homecoming.

. . . Patti Smith – Live at Glastonbury – 2015 – June 28, 2015 – BBC 6 Music

Continuing the avalanche of legends at this years Glastonbury Festival. Patti Smith, after an absence of some 16 years, returned with a memorable performance this past Saturday.

Further providing evidence that Patti Smith is as vital a voice in our culture today as she was during the heyday of the Punk movement. Smith continues to challenge audiences – and the audiences gladly accept.

Her appearance this year was notable on several levels, not the least her introduction and singing Happy Birthday to the Dalai Lama before the Glastonbury Audience.

Smith’s message continues to be to respect yourself and listen to your heart. She hasn’t mellowed over the years – and in fact, she’s become more outspoken in recent years than in the past.

If you haven’t caught Patti Smith during one of her recent tours, you really need to catch her next time she’s performing nearby. In the meantime, have a listen to a memorable concert, faithfully captured by BBC 6 Music.

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