Artist Name: Iggy Pop

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Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop (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 proto-punk 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 his popularity has fluctuated through the years, many of Pop's songs have become well-known, including "Lust for Life", "The Passenger", "Real Wild Child", "Candy" (a duet with Kate Pierson of The B-52's), "China Girl", "Nightclubbing", "Search and Destroy" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog".

In 2010, The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Pop was the lead singer of The Stooges, a late 1960s/early 1970s band that featured brothers Ron and Scott Asheton and Dave Alexander and was highly influential in the development of hard rock. The debut album was produced by the Velvet Underground's John Cale. The band's "I Wanna Be Your Dog" is a garage punk standard.

Raw Power was first released in1973, perhaps the first record that could truly be called punk. It was the confluence of The Stooges ages, hormones, creativity, ability, experience, tastes, lack of supervision, contempt for authority and ambition that has made Raw Power one of the most influential albums of all time.

The Stooges were infamous for performances in which Pop leapt off the stage (hence, the "stage dive"), smeared raw meat or peanut butter over his chest and cut himself with broken bottles. A glimpse of the vibrating intensity of Iggy live can be seen in the Ramones movie "End of the Century." Guitarist James Williamson became a key collaborator, a partnership documented on the 1978 album Kill City.

In 25 years as a solo artist, Pop's best-known songs have included the thumping Lust for Life, to be heard on the soundtrack of the find-a-vein, shoot-it-up movie Trainspotting, I'm Bored and The Passenger (the latter based on a poem written by Jim Morrison). David Bowie played a key role in reinvigorating Pop's post-Stooges career and was a collaborator on the albums Lust for Life and The Idiot. Iggy may be under-rated as a songwriter. Bowie and Tina Turner covered his "Tonight". Bowie also put out his own version of "China Girl," while Grace Jones covered the icey "Nightclubbing".

Top Track of Atist: Iggy Pop

The Passenger - Iggy Pop

The Passenger

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Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

Lust For Life

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Nightclubbing - Iggy Pop

Nightclubbing

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China Girl - Iggy Pop

China Girl

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Candy - Iggy Pop

Candy

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Sister Midnight - Iggy Pop

Sister Midnight

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Some Weird Sin - Iggy Pop

Some Weird Sin

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Funtime - Iggy Pop

Funtime

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Sixteen - Iggy Pop

Sixteen

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Tonight - Iggy Pop

Tonight

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Success - Iggy Pop

Success

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Neighborhood Threat - Iggy Pop

Neighborhood Threat

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Turn Blue - Iggy Pop

Turn Blue

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I Wanna Be Your Dog - Iggy Pop

I Wanna Be Your Dog

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Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop

Real Wild Child

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Baby - Iggy Pop

Baby

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Dum Dum Boys - Iggy Pop

Dum Dum Boys

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Tiny Girls - Iggy Pop

Tiny Girls

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Gardenia - Iggy Pop

Gardenia

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I'm Bored - Iggy Pop

I'm Bored

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Mass Production - Iggy Pop

Mass Production

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Cry For Love - Iggy Pop

Cry For Love

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Home - Iggy Pop

Home

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Gimme Danger - Iggy Pop

Gimme Danger

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Wild America - Iggy Pop

Wild America

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Cold Metal - Iggy Pop

Cold Metal

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Louie Louie - Iggy Pop

Louie Louie

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Sunday - Iggy Pop

Sunday

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No Fun - Iggy Pop

No Fun

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AMERICAN VALHALLA - Iggy Pop

AMERICAN VALHALLA

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Little Know It All - Iggy Pop

Little Know It All

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I'm Sick of You - Iggy Pop

I'm Sick of You

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Five Foot One - Iggy Pop

Five Foot One

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New Values - Iggy Pop

New Values

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Girls - Iggy Pop

Girls

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Kill City - Iggy Pop

Kill City

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IN THE LOBBY - Iggy Pop

IN THE LOBBY

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Tell Me A Story - Iggy Pop

Tell Me A Story

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PARAGUAY - Iggy Pop

PARAGUAY

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CHOCOLATE DROPS - Iggy Pop

CHOCOLATE DROPS

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Vulture - Iggy Pop

Vulture

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GERMAN DAYS - Iggy Pop

GERMAN DAYS

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Bang Bang - Iggy Pop

Bang Bang

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The Endless Sea - Iggy Pop

The Endless Sea

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Pumpin' for Jill - Iggy Pop

Pumpin' for Jill

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King Of The Dogs - Iggy Pop

King Of The Dogs

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