Icons of the 70s Part 3 - Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop (born James Newell Osterberg, Jr.) is an icon for many reasons. He is infamous for being one of the innovators of punk rock during the 70's, and gained a reputation as a member of The Stooges - due to his controversial behaviour and unpredictable stage antics. Pop was also heavily involved in the drug scene during the 70's with fellow musicians and journalists.
 
Aided by his friend David Bowie, Iggy Pop achieved commercial success and enabled him to reach incredible heights in his career.
In 1986 Pop became more mainstream after the release of his record 'Real Wild Child'. His biggest hit was 'Candy' released in 1990.
 
His career has continued over the decades and albums have been released with the help of fellow Stooges members. 'The Passenger' is one of Pop's most famous songs and this is my favourite of his.
 
 
 
 

Are you a fan of Iggy Pop? What is your favourite song/album of his? Do you think he would have been as successful without Bowie's involvement? Comment below.

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