About Iggy Pop
∙ Godfather of Punk Iggy Pop started his career as frontman of The Stooges in 1967.
∙ David Bowie coproduced the Stooges’ album Raw Power, and he cowrote and produced Iggy’s first two solo albums, The Idiot and Lust For Life.
∙ It was a “reaffirmation that our suspicions were true: the man is a genius,” said Siouxsie Sioux about Iggy’s The Idiot, which influenced the rise of post-punk, electronic, and industrial music.
∙ He wrote and originally recorded “China Girl,” the smash single from David Bowie’s most commercially successful album, Let’s Dance.
∙ In 1990, he scored the only Top 40 Pop single of his career with “Candy”—a duet with The B-52’s’ Kate Pierson.
∙ Kurt Cobain ranked The Stooges’ 1973 LP, Raw Power, No. 1 on his list of the 50 albums that inspired Nirvana.
∙ At Madonna’s request, Iggy and The Stooges covered her hits “Burning Up” and “Ray of Light” at her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
∙ He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Stooges in 2010.
∙ 2016’s Post Pop Depression, produced by Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, was the first US Top 20-charting album of his career.
∙ Honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020, he was also named by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
BORNApril 21, 1947