The Stooges

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": punk proto-punk garage rock rock punk rock classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Purveyors, with the MC5, of classic, high-energy American rock, the Stooges’ influence on successive generations is considerable. They were led by the enigmatic James Jewel Osterberg aka Iggy Stooge and Iggy Pop (James Newell Osterberg, 21 April 1947, Muskegon, Michigan, USA) who assumed his unusual sobriquet in deference to the Iguanas, a high-school band in which he drummed. Iggy formed the Psychedelic Stooges with guitarist Ron Asheton (b. 17 July 1948, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) of the Chosen Few (the two had previously played together in the blues-styled Prime Movers). Scott Asheton (b. USA; drums) completed the line-up, which made its debut on Halloween night 1967, in Ann Arbor. The Stooges (the band having quickly dropped the adjectival prefix) became a fixture of Detroit’s thriving underground circuit, achieving a notoriety through the onstage behaviour of their uninhibited frontman. They added bass player Dave Alexander (b. 3 June 1947, Michigan,...

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