Sunday, October 4, 2015

Bobby Fischer and Patti Smith

[photo by Jesse Dittmar]

According to Michiko Kakutani's book review of M Train, Patti Smith [pictured] "traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland, for a meeting, and stayed on to photograph the table used in the 1972 chess match between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky.  A meeting was arranged with Mr. Fischer and after she stood up to one of his obscene tirades — 'I can be just as repellent as you, only about different subjects,' she recalls saying — they end up spending several hours singing Buddy Holly songs and other tracks together, much to the surprise of his bodyguard."