Fred 'Sonic' Smith

Fred 'Sonic' Smith
1943 - 1994
Fred 'Sonic' Smith  American Guitarist

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Fred 'Sonic' Smith was previously married to Patti Smith (1980 - 1994).

Fred 'Sonic' Smith was in relationships with Janis Joplin (1966) and Kathy Asheton.


American Guitarist Fred 'Sonic' Smith was born on 13th September, 1943 in West Virginia, United States and passed away on 4th Nov 1994 Detroit, Michigan, U.S. aged 51. He is most remembered for MC5. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Fred 'Sonic' Smith is a member of the following lists: American rock guitarists, Musicians from West Virginia and 1949 births.


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Married1 15 years, 10 months - -
Dating2 - - -
Total3 15 years, 10 months 5 years, 3 months -


First Name Fred
Middle Name Sonic
Last Name Smith
Age 51 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th September, 1943
Birthplace West Virginia, United States
Died 4th November, 1994
Place of Death Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Cause of Death heart attack
Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality American
Occupation Text Guitarist, songwriter
Occupation Guitarist
Claim to Fame MC5
Music Genre (Text) Garage rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock, protopunk
Year(s) Active 1964–1988
Instrument (text) Guitar, vocals, bass
Record Label Rhino, Elektra
Associated Acts MC5, Sonic's Rendezvous Band, Patti Smith, Sonic's Rendezvous Band
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Frederick Dewey Smith (September 14, 1948 – November 4, 1994), known professionally as Fred "Sonic" Smith, was an American guitarist, best known as a member of the influential and political Detroit rock band, the MC5. At age 31, he married and raised a family with poet and fellow rock musician Patti Smith. The couple collaborated musically, and raised two children together.

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Fred 'Sonic' Smith51 VirgoGuitarist
Patti Smith75 CapricornSinger
Janis Joplin27 CapricornSinger
Kathy Asheton-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
JacksonMale198240 years oldPatti Smith
JesseFemale198735 years oldPatti Smith




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