Watch Michael Stipe sing “Happy Birthday” to Patti Smith

Patti turned 70 on December 30

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Michael Stipe presented Patti Smith with a happy birthday cake at her gig in Chicago on December 30.

Smith – who turned 70 that day – was performing Horses in full at the city’s Riviera Theater. During the concert, Stipe joined Smith on stage to sing “Happy Birthday” and present her with a cake.

Confetti showered the crowd as they sang along to Smith’s birthday song. Watch video footage shared by fans below.


Click here to read a classic interview with Patti Smith from the Uncut archives

Meanwhile, Smith will continue her Horses tour in April in Australia. You can find more details by clicking here.

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