Patti Smith has been on a tear lately. She’s returned to the public eye with a new book called M Train and recently performed her iconic album Horses in full for a live recorded session at Electric Lady Studios. That’s only what she’s done for us lately; Smith was also an integral figure in New York’s bohemian ’60s scene and penned the incredible memoir Just Kids about that time. Taken together, all these achievements are more than enough to warrant Boston’s decision to make tomorrow, 10/10, their official Patti Smith Day.
As Vanyaland reports, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the honor via Twitter earlier this morning:
I declare October 10 to be Patti Smith Day-grateful for her artistic contribution, leading the way for women in rock. pic.twitter.com/DUTM649SSX
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) October 9, 2015
Here’s his full proclamation:
Smith will be in Boston for the event on Saturday, signing copies of M Train at the Back Bay Events Center.