Happy Birthday to IGGY POP April 21 he is 68 years old. The acknowledged Grandfather of punk, the outrageous unpredictable usually shirtless Iggy led the way for many others to follow. Often imitated there is only one IGGY, never mind Iggy Azalea.
Born James Newell Osterberg Jr. his parents were entirely supportive of him as a young teen. He started out as a drummer with a blues band called The Prime Movers where he got his stage name Iggy. Co-bandmate Michael Erlewine is a prolific genius who created Matrix Astrology Software the first computerized astrology software in the world in 1977.
IGGY and MC5: Punk starts here in Detroit City in 1964
They played louder and harder than anyone else and no one wanted to sign them. Kick out the Jams was their first live album. Iggy became known for his notoriously wild stage act- he originated stage diving. He was inspired by…
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