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Michael Peter Smith
BornSeptember 7, 1941(1941-09-07)
South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedAugust 3, 2020(2020-08-03) (aged 78)
GenresRock, Folk rock
Years active1962–2020
LabelsDecca Records (1960s)
Flying Fish Records (1980s-Present)
Associated actsAnne Hills

Michael Peter Smith (September 7, 1941 – August 3, 2020) was an American singer-songwriter. He was known as "The greatest songwriter in the English language". He sang and composed from the 1960s.

He was best known for writing "The Dutchman", which was popularized by Steve Goodman.

He died from colon cancer on August 3, 2020 at the age of 78.[1]


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