Music for Monday: Patti Smith Group, ‘Because the Night’

Patti Smith Group, Old Grey Whistle Test, 1978

Patti Smith released “Because the Night” in April of 1978 and it rose to #13 on the US Billboard “Hot 100”. The song, co-written with Bruce Springsteen, appeared on Smith’s Easter L.P. and is her best known tune to date.

Here’s Smith performing “Because the Night” live on the UK’s Old Grey Whistle Test in 1978.

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