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Patti Smith has been transforming the punk rock world since her debut album in 1975. She led her own band Patti Smith Group from 1974-1979. She placed 47th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Artists

Patti Smith is just popping up everywhere these days…and we LOVE it!

After showing up to perform with U2 at their recent show in Detroit, Smith stopped by The Tonight Show last night (September 12) to promote an upcoming performance at a tribute concert in New York City in honor of her late husband MC5’s Fred “Sonic” Smith.

She performed a stripped down, moving rendition of “People Have The Power” off her 1988 album Dream of Life and was joined by her son, Jackson, on guitar and daughter, Jesse, on the keyboard.

In case this performance couldn’t get any cooler, The Roots’ Questlove joined in on drums.

Patti Smith: People Have the Power

Music guest Patti Smith performs "People Have the Power" for the Tonight Show audience.

  Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.