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Patti Smith: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Mark Paytress, MOJO, December 2006

A night of remembrance — and a night to remember, gasps Mark Paytress.

WITH ARMS OUTSTRETCHED, as if re-enacting a Biblical scene, Patti Smith is gazing skyward and addressing the Almighty, whoever, whatever that might be: "Why should he die! He had so much intelligence. He had so much sex. He had so much experience. WHY SHOULD HE FUCKING DIE!!!"

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