Patti Smith Acted Like a Jerk to Bob Dylan When He Saw Her Band for the First Time

  • Published: 10 January 2020
  • Patti Smith shares how her bad reputation kept Johnny Carson from interviewing her on The Tonight Show and reminisces about the first time Bob Dylan came to watch her band.

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    Patti Smith Acted Like a Jerk to Bob Dylan When He Saw Her Band for the First Time

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Comments • 627

  • spit on my wings
    spit on my wings  17 hours back

    love love love

    • david trujillo
      david trujillo  1 days back

      she is a legend

      • Julia Casey
        Julia Casey  4 days back

        Does she have some kind of cult following because I’ve not heard much about her?

        • Alpa Chinos
          Alpa Chinos  4 days back

          If Woody Guthrie were to walk in backstage to an early Dylan gig and ask if anyone there liked poetry, I bet Dylan would’ve said the same thing 😎

          • Tim McKeown
            Tim McKeown  5 days back

            Super cool lady.

            • Calista Vicente-Bradley

              Omg Patti is so rad!!!!

              • fuckerer bitcher
                fuckerer bitcher  5 days back

                still such a youthful energy still wow

                • Faye Ray
                  Faye Ray  5 days back

                  She once said she only worked at night so her days were open to being only a parent. I love her.

                  • Szaam
                    Szaam  6 days back

                    She looks like J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr

                    • Steve E. Brown
                      Steve E. Brown  6 days back

                      1:59 dylan story starts

                      • Byron Bowles
                        Byron Bowles  7 days back

                        Love Patti!

                        • frank james
                          frank james  7 days back

                          never forget when i was like 11, i first heard Because the Night, ground breaking music

                          • Jesus Crust
                            Jesus Crust  7 days back

                            Just because you played at cbgb in the 70’s doesn’t make you punk but, those teeth do.

                          • hrxy1
                            hrxy1  7 days back

                            what an ugly horse it is, legand i think not. More like a non entity

                          • Tommy Sweetweather
                            Tommy Sweetweather  1 weeks back

                            why would anyone want to impress has been Dylan.....

                            • paul kindler
                              paul kindler  1 weeks back

                              I'm surprised the R&RHOF inducted her, she is such a independent thinker besides being a songwriter and singer she's a poet. You may not agree with her politics but you have to respect her for her talent. Loved her at the Rock & Roll ceremony ,they were beeping her and you could tell she was loving it and then she sung the song they told her not to sing.

                              • Aggie MacSkye
                                Aggie MacSkye  1 weeks back

                                Old witch.

                              • dirtydrunkenmaster
                                dirtydrunkenmaster  1 weeks back

                                Grande Romolo, alla DOOOOOOOK!!! MA-MMMAH STRAMAMMMMAH LLLLLLLàààààààààà

                                • Rob Faulhaber
                                  Rob Faulhaber  1 weeks back


                                  • yoc land
                                    yoc land  1 weeks back

                                    Wow. Legend.

                                    • Maddie Kerr
                                      Maddie Kerr  1 weeks back

                                      What a legend omg

                                      • JAMaxe Restoration
                                        JAMaxe Restoration  1 weeks back

                                        Patti punched Ted Nugent then handed him his tiny ball sack in their famous on air fight on WABX FM Detroit back in 1978. Nugent tried to act like it was nothing but when they came back on the air he was no where to be found.

                                        • I Am
                                          I Am  5 days back


                                        • Rimbaud Junior
                                          Rimbaud Junior  6 days back

                                          Anyone who punches Ted Nuget in what little balls he has deserves sainthood.

                                      • Romano tina
                                        Romano tina  1 weeks back

                                        the most annoying overrated singer ever this is scripted and then and then

                                      • Julia Casey
                                        Julia Casey  1 weeks back

                                        I actually can’t listen to or watch this until she takes care of that hair.

                                        • Julia Casey
                                          Julia Casey  1 weeks back

                                          John R hair is my thing if you are going to go out in public geez fix up a bit.

                                        • John R
                                          John R  1 weeks back

                                          Wow , shallow much?

                                      • Julia Casey
                                        Julia Casey  1 weeks back

                                        I wish she would fix up her hair.

                                        • Julia Casey
                                          Julia Casey  5 days back

                                          Kat Bowl It won’t ruin my life but come on😂😂

                                        • Kat Bowl
                                          Kat Bowl  5 days back

                                          @Julia Casey Lmao. Ok. You just keep focusing on that. I'm sure Patti will rush right out & get her hair done just because you don't like the way it looks. Good luck with that.

                                        • Julia Casey
                                          Julia Casey  5 days back

                                          Kat Bowl she is capable of looking better than this and she is no living legend in my world. And she posed in Jimmy Choo boots if you can spend that kind of money for boots damn do your hair woman.

                                        • Kat Bowl
                                          Kat Bowl  6 days back

                                          She is a living legend with great stories to tell. And you're worried about her hair? 🙄

                                        • Julia Casey
                                          Julia Casey  6 days back

                                          Alexei Russell she is an unattractive old lady I was trying to be nice.

                                      • aline c.
                                        aline c.  1 weeks back

                                        I love Bob Dylan stories

                                        • vlad volstok
                                          vlad volstok  1 weeks back

                                          Creepy cringey narcissist.

                                          • Ava
                                            Ava  1 weeks back


                                            • N.Z. Storm Waver
                                              N.Z. Storm Waver  1 weeks back

                                              Love, love, love this talented woman! I'm only 35 but still I think kids these days need to be exposed to her music etc.

                                              • Noï M
                                                Noï M  1 weeks back

                                                Waw love this soul

                                                • michael greene
                                                  michael greene  1 weeks back

                                                  If you want to see a cringe worthy performance by this kook of a woman, see Scorsese's Rolling Thunder Review.

                                                  • arockj
                                                    arockj  1 weeks back


                                                    • Andy Gadd
                                                      Andy Gadd  1 weeks back

                                                      Her MO was to be dismissive to her idols that she crafted her stage act after.

                                                      • Adam Castle
                                                        Adam Castle  1 weeks back

                                                        I've never heard anyone say 'I' & 'my' so many times in a conversation!

                                                        • Jordan Barclay
                                                          Jordan Barclay  1 weeks back

                                                          Until Patti Smith makes a public apology regarding “rock and roll n*****” no one should endorse her art or legacy.

                                                          • Jordan Barclay
                                                            Jordan Barclay  1 weeks back

                                                            maybe of that time, but to scream n***** 8 times in a row in front of a crowd of old white people in 2015 and get 0 criticism is sorta fucked


                                                          • CYCOlogist
                                                            CYCOlogist  1 weeks back

                                                            Why? It's an amazing song.

                                                        • Gil C
                                                          Gil C  1 weeks back

                                                          Joey Ramone's mom?

                                                          • Enrico Galassi
                                                            Enrico Galassi  1 weeks back


                                                            • Kat Bowl
                                                              Kat Bowl  1 weeks back

                                                              You're the fool. 🙄

                                                          • Sorey Aboat That Babe
                                                            Sorey Aboat That Babe  1 weeks back

                                                            J Mascis is talkative tonight.

                                                            • Jason Sypher
                                                              Jason Sypher  1 weeks back

                                                              Is there anyone on this planet with more effortless charm? Is there any woman in show business that defies you to dismiss her because of her age? She inhabits her being so completely that you cannot impose your own limitations on her. Somehow Patti Smith has figured this whole whole equation out for herself and we can only hope to live by her example.

                                                              • Mike
                                                                Mike  1 weeks back

                                                                Looks like her original male hormones are returning. It can't use any more chemicals to fight it.

                                                              • Gracie Martin
                                                                Gracie Martin  1 weeks back

                                                                god shes the best

                                                                • Natalie 82
                                                                  Natalie 82  1 weeks back

                                                                  In the late 90s I read an article she did and it was so disgustingly off-putting ... I liked her voice and songs but could never respect her as a person. "Oh the burden of being a poet icon" , "being the _voice_ the _icon_ for my generation..." Blah blah blah.
                                                                  Conceit is a terrible and ugly trait.

                                                                  • Kat Bowl
                                                                    Kat Bowl  6 days back

                                                                    So is being judgemental.

                                                                • Lauren St. David
                                                                  Lauren St. David  1 weeks back

                                                                  Oh please people. Patti Smith acted like a jerk to EVERYONE (ask Debbie Harry, Legs McNeil, Bebe Buell, Penny Arcade, or any of the old NY scenesters—and look them up if you don’t know who they are). I guess she did it because Dylan always did the same thing, but that’s still no excuse.

                                                                  Don’t get me wrong. I love Patti’s music and I love what she stands for, but I love her warts and all—and if she’s gotten truly humble I’ll be shocked. She knows she’s a legend, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But c’mon—as Lennon said, “Give is some truth.”

                                                                  • Teixeira25ify
                                                                    Teixeira25ify  1 weeks back

                                                                    she's a good memoirist.

                                                                    • Careylsperl
                                                                      Careylsperl  1 weeks back

                                                                      Patti is just amazing.

                                                                      • J T
                                                                        J T  1 weeks back

                                                                        WITH ALL THE MONEY SHE HAS...Why hasn't she seen a fucking hair dresser? She can remove about 10 years from her life and look gorgeous.

                                                                        • Nancy Tompkins
                                                                          Nancy Tompkins  1 weeks back

                                                                          Love Patti!!!!

                                                                          • Bill E. Bobb
                                                                            Bill E. Bobb  1 weeks back

                                                                            Patti Smith 👍.
                                                                            Jimmy kimmel 💩