Iggy Pop

1947 - Today

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James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Designated the "Godfather of Punk", he was the vocalist and lyricist of proto-punk band The Stooges, who were formed in 1967 and have disbanded and reunited many times since.Initially playing a raw, primitive style of rock and roll, the Stooges sold few records in their original incarnation and gained a reputation for their confrontational performances, which often involved acts of self-mutilation by Pop. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Iggy Pop has received more than 8,705,612 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Iggy Pop is the 65th most popular musician (down from 56th in 2019), the 414th most popular biography from United States (down from 328th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Musician.

Iggy Pop is most famous for being a singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer of the band The Stooges and has a solo career as well.

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Among musicians, Iggy Pop ranks 65 out of 2,675Before him are Pablo Casals, Syd Barrett, Glenn Gould, Pablo de Sarasate, Lemmy, and Antônio Carlos Jobim. After him are Chet Baker, Alexander Glazunov, Sviatoslav Richter, Goran Bregović, Dean Martin, and Benny Andersson.

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Among people born in 1947, Iggy Pop ranks 18Before him are O. J. Simpson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Paul Auster, Carlos Santana, Florentino Pérez, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. After him are Tom Clancy, Robert Kiyosaki, Shirin Ebadi, Michael Porter, Takeshi Kitano, and Farrah Fawcett.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Iggy Pop ranks 414 out of 15,968Before him are Peter Fonda (1940), Leonard Nimoy (1931), Dianne Wiest (1946), Gordon Allport (1897), Jennifer Lopez (1969), and Jerome Bruner (1915). After him are Robert Kardashian (1944), Chet Baker (1929), Jeff Bezos (1964), Susan Sarandon (1946), Barry Barish (1936), and Bernie Madoff (1938).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Iggy Pop ranks 18Before him are B.B. King (1925), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Brian Wilson (1942), Paul Simon (1941), Charlie Parker (1920), and Robert Johnson (1911). After him are Chet Baker (1929), Dean Martin (1917), John Coltrane (1926), Duke Ellington (1899), Cliff Burton (1962), and Yehudi Menuhin (1916).