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Iggy Pop

Also known as

Pop Iggy, Pop, Iggy, איגי פופ, Iggy Pop, Iggy Pop, イギー・ポップ, Iggy Pop

Musical genres

Garage rock, Punk rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Post-punk, Protopunk, Shock rock, Heavy metal, Glam punk

Iggy Pop (born James Newell "Jim" Osterberg, Jr.; April 21, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Though considered as Godfather of punk rock, Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the years, including pop, metal, 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.
Though the singer's popularity has waned and waxed throughout his career, Pop has recorded a number of well-known songs, including "Lust for Life", "Real Wild Child", "Candy" (a duet with Kate Pierson of The B-52's), "China Girl", "Nightclubbing", "Search and Destroy", and "The Passenger".
Iggy Pop (AKA Iggy Stooge) was born in Muskegon, Michigan, the son of Louella (née Christensen) and James Newell Osterberg, Sr., a former high school English teacher and baseball coach at Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan. Osterberg was raised in a trailer park in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He is of

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  • The Stooges
  • The Stooges
  • Deborah Harry & Iggy Pop
  • Françoise Hardy and Iggy Pop
  • Iggy Pop with Feedom
  • Iggy Pop and James Williamson
  • The Prime Movers
  • The Iguanas
  • The Trolls
  • Bewlay Bros.
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