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Iggy Pop

Singer + Songwriter + Musician + Actor
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Born Apr 21, 1947

Iggy Pop is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Though widely known as an innovator 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.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1947 Birth Born on April 21, 1947.

TEENAGE

1965 18 Years Old Osterberg began his music career as a drummer in various high school bands in Ann Arbor, Michigan, including the Iguanas, who cut several records such as Bo Diddley's "Mona" in 1965. … Read More

TWENTIES

1967 - 1969 3 More Events
1972 25 Years Old Pop's career received a boost from his relationship with Bowie when Bowie decided in 1972 to produce an album with Pop in England. … Read More
1974 27 Years Old The Stooges' last show in 1974 ended in a fight between the band and a group of bikers, documented on the album Metallic K.O. Drug abuse stalled his career again for several years.
1976 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 1976, Bowie took him along as his companion on the Station to Station tour. … Read More

THIRTIES

1977 30 Years Old 1 More Event
After the second breakup of The Stooges, Pop made some recordings with James Williamson, but these were not released until 1977 (as Kill City, credited jointly to Pop and Williamson).
1978 - 1982 4 More Events
1984 37 Years Old 1 More Event
On Tonight in 1984, Bowie recorded five more of their co-written songs (2 from Lust for Life, 1 from New Values, and 2 new songs), assuring Pop financial security, at least for the short term. … Read More
1985 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, Pop recorded some demos with Jones. … Read More

FORTIES

1987 - 1989 3 More Events
1990 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, Pop recorded Brick by Brick, produced by Don Was, with members of Guns N' Roses and The B-52's as guests, as well as backup vocals by many local Hollywood groups, two of whom (Whitey Kirst and Craig Pike) would create his band to tour and perform on his Kiss My Blood video (1991), directed by Tim Pope and filmed at the Olympia in Paris. … Read More
1991 44 Years Old In 1991, Pop and Kirst contributed the song "Why Was I Born (Freddy's Dead)" to the soundtrack of the film Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. … Read More
1992 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1992, he collaborated with Goran Bregović on the soundtrack for the movie Arizona Dream by Emir Kusturica. … Read More
1993 46 Years Old In 1993, Pop released American Caesar, including two successful singles, "Wild America" and "Beside You". … Read More
1996 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, Pop again found mainstream fame when his 1977 song "Lust for Life" was featured in the film Trainspotting. … Read More

FIFTIES

1997 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, he remixed Raw Power to give it a rougher, more hard-edged sound; fans had complained for years that Bowie's official "rescue effort" mix was muddy and lacking in bass. … Read More
1998 - 2000 3 More Events
2001 54 Years Old Pop produced 2001's Beat 'Em Up, which gave birth to The Trolls, releasing the single "Football" featuring Trolls alumni Whitey Kirst and brother Alex.
2003 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Pop's 2003 album Skull Ring featured collaborators Sum 41, Green Day, Peaches, and The Trolls, as well as Ron and Scott Asheton, reuniting the three surviving founding members of The Stooges for the first time since 1974. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2007 60 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In a 2007 Rolling Stone interview, Pop explained his relationship with his parents and their contribution to his music: … Read More
Pop guested on Profanation (Preparation for a Coming Darkness), the new album by the Bill Laswell-helmed group Praxis, which was released on January 1, 2008. … Read More
On January 6, 2009, original Stooges guitarist and Pop's self-described best friend Ron Asheton was found dead from an apparent heart attack. … Read More
Pop also sings on "We're All Gonna Die" on Slash's first solo album Slash, which was released in April 2010. … Read More
2011 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011 he teamed up with The Lilies, a collaboration between Sergio Dias of Os Mutantes and French group Tahiti Boy & The Palmtree Family, to record the single "Why?". … Read More
2013 - 2014 2 More Events
2015 68 Years Old 1 More Event
It was aired in the US on This American Life on January 30, 2015 in the episode "Burroughs 101," commemorating his 101st birthday. … Read More
In 2016, Pop recorded an album with Josh Homme titled Post Pop Depression. … Read More
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