Iggy Pop Biography and Wiki
Iggy Pop is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor who rose to fame as the main vocalist of an influential proto-punk band called the Stooges. The band was formed in 1967 but they disbanded and reunited multiple times since.
Iggy Pop Age
Pop is 73 years old as of 2020, he was born on April 21, 1947, in Muskegon, Michigan, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 21 April every year and his birth sign is Taurus. Pop will be 74 years old on April 21, 2021.
Iggy Pop Height and Weight
Iggy stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 65 kg, He also appears to be a man of average stature in his photos. However, details about his other body measurements are still under review. We will update you once they are available.
Iggy Pop Education
While he was a student he couldn’t let go of any opportunity to perform and played with various high school bands in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He met ‘The Iguanas’, an American garage rock band formed in Ann Arbor, with whom he performed for several years. He got inspired by the band, thus, he took the stage name of Iggy Pop.
Iggy joined the University of Michigan for a short while before dropping out to pursue a career in music. He later relocated to Chicago where he played drums in blues clubs and came in touch with musician Sam Lay who connected him with other like-minded musicians.
Iggy Pop Family
Iggy was born as the son of Louella (mother) and James Newell Osterberg Sr. (father), who was a high school English teacher and baseball coach at Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan. He is also born of English, German, and Irish descent from his father’s side, and Danish and Norwegian ancestry from his mother’s side.
Iggy Pop Wife
Pop is married to his long-term partner Nina Alu, an air hostess, the pair met in 1999 and they began living together until 2000. They later tied the knot in November 2008. Pop welcomed his first son in the late 1970s, with Paulette Benson as the mother.
He was also married to Wendy Weissberg in 1968 but the marriage was annulled in November 1969. Iggy then married his second wife Suchi Asano in 1984, the pair lived together for almost fourteen years before ending in divorce back in 1998.
Iggy Pop Children and Son
With his former girlfriend Paulette Benson, Iggy has one grown son named: Eric Benson. Our efforts to get more information about Eric came to no avail as such information is not publicly available.
Iggy Pop Tour
The popular rock icon has managed to finish his 2019 tours. However, due to the current global pandemic, all Iggy Pop 2020 Tour dates have been postponed until further notice. We will update this section once they are out.
Iggy Pop The Idiot
The Idiot is Iggy’s first album as a solo artist. It was the first of two LPs that were released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded together with David Bowie, who is credited as producer.
Iggy Pop Lust For Life
Lust for Life is Iggy’s second studio album. The album was released in August 1977 by RCA records. It was also Iggy’s second collaboration with David Bowie after The Idiot became successful in the same year. The album features tracks like Lust For Life, Sixteen, Some Weird Sin, The Passenger, Tonight, Success, Neighborhood Threat, Turn Blue and Fall in Love With Me.
Iggy Pop New Values
The New Values is the third studio album by Iggy Pop and his first record since The Stooges’ Funhouse and post-Stooges Kill City not to have any involvement from David Bowie. It was released in April 1979 by record label Arista.
Iggy Pop Net Worth
Iggy has an estimated Net Worth of around $20 million dollars as of 2020. This includes his Assets, Money and Income. His primary source of income is his career as a musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Through his various sources of income, Iggy has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Iggy Pop Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Iggy.
Iggy Pop Bio and Wiki
- Full Names: James Newell Osterberg Jr
- Popular As: Iggy Pop
- Gender: male
- Occupation / Profession: musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: white
- Religion: to be updated
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Iggy Pop Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 73 years old
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Date of Birth: 21 April 1947
- Place of Birth: Muskegon, Michigan
- Birthday: April 21st
Iggy Pop Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Not Available
- Height / How Tall?: 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)
- Weight: 65 kg (143 pounds)
- Eye Color: blue
- Hair Color: light brown
- Shoe Size: 9(US)
Iggy Pop Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): James Newell Osterberg, Sr.
- Mother: Louella Christensen
Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Not Known
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Married to Nina Alu
- Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable
- Children: Son (Eric Benson)
Iggy Pop Net Worth and Salary
- Net Worth: around $20 million
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor
Iggy Pop Career
Iggy began his musical journey as the lead vocalist of the newly formed band ‘The Stooges’ together with Ron Asheton on guitar, Dave Alexander on bass, and Scott Asheton (Ron Asheton’s brother) on drums, in 1967. They first played at a Halloween party with the members of MC5 in attendance. He got influenced by the stage presence of Jim Morrison that led him to build his own outrageous stage persona.
Later on, he performed bare-chested and often threw himself off the stage, rolling over peanut butter and broken glass while he exposes himself to the audience and even insulting them. This marked the beginning of a new ‘Iggy culture’ that would be remembered in the coming decades.
’The Stooges’ later followed in the footsteps of ‘The Doors’ and Elektra Records was able to sing them. They eventually released their eponymous debut album under John Cale’s production in 1969 New York. Though they didn’t do well commercially and the members of the band drifted apart. Some of the group members like Iggy continued to perform together even after the group got disbanded.
They later became associated with David Bowie who helped them gather pace. They then decided to bring back ‘The Stooges by releasing a studio album titled ‘Raw Power’ in 1973. The album received a cult following in the coming years.
Iggy by then was struggling with the persistent problem of drug addiction. He later got to the headlines for all the wrong reasons after he became involved in a brawl with a group of bikers. The Stooges as well got disbanded once more. Years later Pop began touring with Bowie and released several solo albums including ‘The Idiot’ and ‘Lust for Life.’ Both of the albums featured Bowie’s lyrics and were released under his production during the late 1970s.
Pop later released another album called ‘Blah-Blah-Blah’. It earned him his first commercially successful work. He later released two more very successful albums, ‘Instinct’ and ‘Brick by Brick’ in 1988 and 1990 respectively in the 1980s. He continued performing live shows and by this time the Stooges got back together and they began performing together again, much to the joy of their old fans. They later released the album ‘The Weirdness’ in 2007 and ‘Ready to Die’ in 2013. Iggy Pop’s solo studio album ‘Post-Pop Depression’ was released in 2016.
His work in the punk rock genre has been regarded as revolutionary; however, that led him to a long time to taste commercial success. Ith his tenth studio album ‘Brick by Brick’ brought him a commercial success that had been eluding him for long. The album as well earned a ‘four and a half’ star rating from ‘AllMusic’ and a four-star rating from Rolling Stone. It had several hit songs including the popular ‘Candy’ with Kate Pierson of ‘The B-52’ fame.
With Post-Pop Depression as his eighth album, Iggy received tremendous fame, with the critics and audience from all over the world giving it positive reviews. It later received four-star ratings from ‘Rolling Stone’, ‘Mojo’, and ‘AllMusic’ as well as a four-and-half star rating from ‘GIGsoup’. It as well got ranked 17th on the Billboard 200 and also charted in many other nations.
Iggy Pop Songs and Discography
- The Stooges (1969)
- Fun House (1970)
- Raw Power (1973)
- The Weirdness (2007)
- Ready to Die (2013)
- Kill City (1977)
- The Idiot (1977), Lust for Life (1977)
- New Values (1979)
- Soldier (1980)
- Party (1981)
- Zombie Birdhouse (1982)
- Blah-Blah-Blah (1986)
- Instinct (1988)
- Brick by Brick (1990)
- American Caesar (1993)
- Naughty Little Doggie (1996)
- Avenue B (1999)
- Beat ‘Em Up (2001)
- Skull Ring (2003)
- Préliminaires (2009)
- Après (2012)
- Post-Pop Depression (2016)
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