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Fred 'Sonic' Smith (1949–1994)

Fred 'Sonic' Smith was born on September 13, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Frederick Dewey Smith. He was married to Patti Smith. He died on November 4, 1994 in Detroit. See full bio »

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 2013 CBGB (writer: "Kick Out the Jams" - as Frederick Smith)
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Early Metal, Part 1: US Division (2011) ... (writer: "Kick out the Jams")
 2009 Halloween II (writer: "Kick Out The Jams")
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "Kick Out The Jams")
 2008 Patti Smith: Dream of Life (Documentary) (writer: "The Jackson Song", "People Have the Power")
 2007 Eight Miles High (as F. Smith, "Kick Out The Jams")
 2007 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (Documentary) (writer: "Kick Out The Jams")
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "Looking at You" - as Fred Smith)
 1999 MC5: Kick Out the Jams (Video documentary short) (writer: "Kick Out the Jams", "Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)", "Come Together", "Motor City is Burning")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (writer: "Kick Out The Jams")
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 2002 MC5*: A True Testimonial (Documentary)
Himself (as MC5)
 1999 MC5: Kick Out the Jams (Video documentary short)

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Fred broke a decade-long hiatus from music to co-produce wife Patti Smith's comeback album "Dream of Life". See more »



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