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Audio: Patti Smith Live at San Francisco’s Boarding House – Feb. 15, 1976

Patti Smith at the Boarding House, 1976. Photo via the European Son blog.

The Boarding House was a club in downtown San Francisco that held about 500 people. The sound was great. It was probably the best club I’ve been in to see live music.

Patti Smith and her band were there on February 15, 1976, less than two months after Horses was released.

It’s an amazing show, and lucky for you and me, it got recorded. Patti Smith is still amazing, but this show (and others from ’75 and ’76, are exceptional.

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