Because the night belongs to us

patti smith 2-15-78Patti Smith was one of the foundations of the New York City underground rock scene at the time of her Feb. 15, 1978 appearance at the Tomorrow Club. Commercial success was limited at this point, but that changed in a few weeks time when she released the album Easter. The Bruce Springsteen-Patti Smith penned “Because the Night” shot up the charts when it was released in the spring eventually allowing Smith to slow her hectic touring schedule in the 1980s.

WHAT THE SHOW SOUNDED LIKE: Here’s Smith performing her biggest hit on TV later in 1978.

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  1. Murray Davis says:

    I WAS THERE, Had to be one of the greatest rock concerts in Youngstown history! I remember her saying something like,” This is a cool town,” and her band playing loud guitars right behind her seer like vocals. Of course you had to be there, but trust me it still is one of my favorite Youngstown teenage memories. I was shocked how she rocked!

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