"Just keep your girls away from my children. I don’t know what you think you’re doing but the wives are thinking of voting you off the block."
"Look Mrs. Kapinsky, You should chill out. And maybe not so much Lawrence Welk."
And off we went with our ski muffs and pockets full of candy. We were never sure where we were going but glad to get out of Detroit.
BUT there was something about Patti Smith that would stay with me forever. And over the years as I’ve heard dozens of great females rockers, almost always I can connect them back to Patti.