Born in Michigan as James Newell June Osterberg, Iggy Pop is also known as the Godfather of Punk and his frenzied stage performances have inspired countless others. He emerged with the four-piece garage band, the Stooges, but due to Pop's drug addiction, they broke up. Pop went on to collaborate with David Bowie, notably on Bowie's hit 'China Girl'. Aside from music, he has acted in a number of films. Curt Wild (Ewan McGregor) in the film Velvet Goldmine is partially based on Iggy Pop.
Iggy Pop (pron.: /ɪɡɪ ˈpʌp/; born James Newell Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Though widely known as an innovator and "godfather" of punk rock, Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, hard rock, jazz and blues. Pop became known as 'Iggy' in high school, during which time he served as drummer for local blues band The Iguanas. He is vocalist of influential protopunk band The Stooges (Pop and the other surviving members of the group reunited in 2003), having become known, since the late 1960s, for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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