Same Archive, Different Box: Patti Smith

Patti Smith in concert, Scotland, 1996. ©Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert 1996.

American poet singer/ songwriter Patti Smith in concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1996.

I was never a huge Patti Smith fan, other than owning ‘Horses’, but way back in those days, the late ’90s I’d go an photograph anyone. Patti Smith in concert, yeah I’ll take a photo pass for that please. It was at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, not the best of locations for a gig or to photograph a gig. Me and Wattie Cheung, one of the hardest working snappers in Scotland, were there. If I remember correctly we were way off to one side, and the light was poor, and not attractive lighting at that.

Patti Smith read some poems, sang some songs, and sat on the amp to take her shoes off. For Wattie and me it was meant to be the usual ‘first three songs and out’, but somehow we got to stay. And because the night was young, down into the crowd we went…

See photographs of American poet singer/ songwriter Patti Smith in concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1996.

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