Happy Birthday to James Newell Osterberg Jr better known as Iggy Pop! Iggy without a doubt is rightfully the Godfather of Punk. His iconic band The Stooges were born in Ann Arbor Michigan back in 1967. Iggy and the Stooges instantly became known for their wild live performances. Front man Iggy Pop, who would often smear meat and peanut butter on his chest, perform shirtless and cut himself with glass. Iggy is also credited as the originator of the stage dive! Iggy is a total badass needs to be celebrated on his 75th birthday. Check out these wild performances and stories.
Iggy and the Stooges Live in Cincinnati 1970
How Iggy took on a Detroit biker gang in 1974
The time Johnny Depp was dissed by Iggy
Iggy & the Stooges Gimme Danger 1972
Iggy Pop Lust for Life 1977
David Bowie on keys for Iggy 1977
Listen for Bowie’s unmistakable voice in the supporting vocals
Iggy Pop I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live in Detroit 1980)
Iggy recorded an entire live album at Bookies Club 870 right here in Detroit in Sept 1980. Prepare to get goosebumps from this version. I know I always do.
Have your own birthday party for Iggy by listening to Funhouse, Raw Power, or Lust For Life tonight. Or even better, all three! Keep kicking ass Iggy!