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Claim to Fame
Frontman for Iggy and The Stooges.
Pop/Rock, Detroit Rock
Hard Rock, Proto-Punk, Album Rock, Detroit Rock, Dance-Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
Bravado, Fierce, Cold, Swaggering, Volatile, Bleak, Brooding, Cathartic, Rebellious, Cynical/Sarcastic, Quirky, Tense/Anxious, Thuggish, Confident, Provocative, Brash, Rousing, Boisterous, Passionate, Street-Smart, Fiery
Soundtrack, Actor/Actress, Composer
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James Newell Osterberg, Jr. (born April 21, 1947), known professionally by his stage name Iggy Pop, is an American rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. Although he has had only limited mainstream success, Iggy Pop is considered an innovator of punk rock, garage rock, and other related styles. He is sometimes referred to by the nicknames "the Godfather of Punk" and "the Rock Iguana", and is widely acknowledged as one of the most dynamic stage performers. Pop began calling himself Iggy after his first band in high school, The Iguanas. His direct influence extends to the present day: a Cadillac ad in rotation since February 2007 features his vocal performance on the song "Punkrocker", recorded in 2006 with the Swedish band Teddybears.
Iggy Pop was the lead singer of The Stooges, a late 1960s/early 1970s garage rock band who were influential in the development of the nascent heavy metal and punk rock genres. The Stooges became infamous for their live performances, during which it was not uncommon for Pop (who traditionally performs bare-chested) to consume narcotics, self-mutilate, verbally abuse the audience, expose himself and leap off the stage (thus being the first or among the first to "stage dive"). Countless subsequent performers have imitated Pop`s antics.
Pop`s popularity has ebbed and flowed throughout the course of his subsequent solo career. His best-known solo songs include "Lust for Life", "I`m Bored", "Real Wild Child", the Top 40 hit "Candy" (with vocalist Kate Pierson of The B-52`s) and "The Passenger". A film about Iggy Pop`s life and career titled The Passenger is currently in development.
Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor , MI (1965)
University of Michigan (dropped out)
Full Name at Birth
James Newell Osterberg
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James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), known professionally by his stage name Iggy Pop and designated the "Godfather of Punk", is an American singer, songwriter, musician, producer and actor. He was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band the Stooges, who reunited in 2003, and is well known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics.
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Singer, songwriter, musician, actor.
James Newell Osterberg Sr. (teacher)
Eric Benson (son), Ada Osterberg (adoptive grandmother), Rani Christensen (aunt)
Johnny Depp (actor), Jim Jarmusch (director), Jonathan Shaw (artist)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Central European Organisation
TV commercial: phone provider SFR (France, 2006), (2009-present) TV commercials for Swiftcover.com Insurance (UK)
www.nndb.com/people/520/000024448/, www.iggypop.com/, www.facebook.com/iggypop, twitter.com/IggyPop, www.youtube.com/user/iggypop
Punk Rock, Protopunk, Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Glam Rock, Post-Punk, Jazz Rock, Blues Rock
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums
Virgin, Rca, Elektra, A&m
The Stooges, The Trolls, The Nymphs, The Iguanas, Slash, David Bowie, Deborah Harry, Blondie, Tom Waits, Henry Rollins
Guitar, Keyboards, Drums
Proto-Punk, Punk Rock
Rob Duprey, The Cramps
Garage Rock, Art Rock, New Wave
Josh Homme, Green Day, Lou Reed
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James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally by the stage name Iggy Pop (born April 21, 1947), is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. He is the vocalist of influential proto-punk band The Stooges, who reunited in 2003, and has been known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics.
Punk rock, garage rock, proto-punk, art rock, new wave
guitar, keyboards, drums