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Yesterday was Patti Smith’s 70th birthday, and the Godmother of Punk celebrated by hitting the stage at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre for a full performance of her seminal album, Horses. Near the end of the show, Stipe’s longtime friend and collaborator Michael Stipe surprised her with a birthday cake and led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday”. He then joined Smith and her band in performing “People Have the Power”. Watch footage below.