Category Archives: Patti Smith

A Conversation With Mr. B

By the age of eleven, he planned to be a graphic designer or a radio announcer. Then, Elvis changed his life. Music became a passion. He was there, the night Andrew Oldham discovered the Stones. At art school, he learnt about the Blues, R & B, Soul and Reggae. A visit to New York in ’74 found him at CBGB, alongside Lenny Kaye and Patti

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“Evening All”

From 1955 to 1976, each episode began with the genial London bobby, effecting a modest salute as he said, “Evening All”. That opening line became a British household phrase, which lives on to this day as a jocular greeting. It was the BBC TV series, Dixon of Dock Green,  supposedly about daily life at a London police station, with the emphasis on petty crime, successfully controlled through

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What Would Sid Say, Frida As Patti Smith, Good Pop Music & More

  The latest installment of BACK. covers a lot of territory, including a question about Sid Vicious‘s cover of My Way in a car commercial, Frida Kahlo nude and as Patti Smith, pixilated album sleeves, new pop music and much more… BACK.  is the page where Norman B. the host and creator of Life Elsewhere presents his thoughts, observations and curated links to all manner of places. We encourage you to

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