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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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Almost Famous
Almost Famous Soundtrack
(2000)
Until the End of the World
(1991)
Halloween II
Halloween II Soundtrack
(2009)
Pump Up the Volume
Pump Up the Volume Soundtrack
(1990)

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 2018 Ash vs Evil Dead (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rifting Apart (2018) ... (writer: "Kick Out the Jams" - uncredited)
 2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jennifer Lawrence/Pedro Pascal/Patti Smith (2017) ... (writer: "People Have the Power")
 2017 Detroiters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hog Riders (2017) ... (writer: "The American Ruse")
 2017 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (Documentary) (writer: "Kick Out The Jams" - as Frederick Smith)
 2016 ITV Sport: Euro 2016 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Republic of Ireland vs. Belgium (2016) ... (writer: "Kick Out the Jams" - uncredited)
 2016 Gimme Danger (Documentary) (writer: "Kick Out The Jams")
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Alibi (2016) ... (writer: "Kick Out The Jams")
 2015 U2: Innocence + Experience, Live in Paris (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "People Have The Power" - as Frederick Smith)
 2015 Far Out (writer: "Starship", "Come Together")
 2015/II Stranded (Documentary) (writer: "Kick Out The Jams" - as Frederick Smith)
 2014 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ian Astbury Guest Programs Rage (2014) ... (writer: "Kick out the Jams" (Live))
 2013 CBGB (writer: "Kick Out the Jams" - as Frederick Smith)
 2013 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Documentary) (writer: "Kick Out The Jams" - as Frederick Dewey Smith)
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Early Metal US (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")
 2003 Jeff Buckley: Live at Sin-é (Video documentary short) (writer: "Kick Out the Jams" - as Fred Smith)
 2002 Jeff Buckley: Everybody Here Wants You (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Kick Out the Jams" (live from Sin-é) - as Fred Smith)
 2000 Almost Famous (writer: "Looking at You" - as Fred Smith)
 2000 Jeff Buckley: Live in Chicago (Video documentary) (writer: "Kick Out the Jams" - as F. D. Smith)
 1999 Jeff Buckley: Remembered (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Kick Out the Jams" (live) - 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")
 1991 Until the End of the World (performer: "It Takes Time") / (writer: "It Takes Time")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (writer: "Kick Out The Jams")
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Trivia:

Sonic Youth has acknowledged that he was the inspiration for their name. See more »

Nickname:

Sonic

Star Sign:

Virgo

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