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Iggy Pop

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James Newell Osterberg Jr. (born April 21, 1947), known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer, musician, radio broadcaster, songwriter and actor. Called 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 (progressing later towards more experimental and aggressive rock), 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 9,966,323 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Iggy Pop is the 76th most popular musician (down from 65th in 2019), the 456th most popular biography from United States (down from 414th in 2019) and the 20th 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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  • 58

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  • 6.22

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  • 4.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Iggy Pop ranks 76 out of 2,662Before him are Jon Lord, Amir Khusrow, Cosima Wagner, Alexander Glazunov, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Cliff Burton. After him are Mstislav Rostropovich, Goran Bregović, Paco de Lucía, Yehudi Menuhin, Richard Clayderman, and Sviatoslav Richter.

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Among people born in 1947, Iggy Pop ranks 24Before him are Michael Porter, Takeshi Kitano, Paul Auster, Tom Clancy, Carlos Santana, and Glenn Close. After him are Salman Rushdie, Shirin Ebadi, Paco de Lucía, Robert Kiyosaki, Sam Neill, and Dick Advocaat.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Iggy Pop ranks 456 out of 18,182Before him are Glenn Close (1947), Pat Morita (1932), Jim Jones (1931), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), Sharon Stone (1958), and Willis Carrier (1876). After him are Richard Bach (1936), Dennis Hopper (1936), Julianne Moore (1960), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), Terry Gilliam (1940), and George Armstrong Custer (1839).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Iggy Pop ranks 20Before him are Chuck Berry (1926), Charlie Parker (1920), Robert Johnson (1911), Chet Baker (1929), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), and Cliff Burton (1962). After him are Yehudi Menuhin (1916), John Coltrane (1926), Lou Reed (1942), Paul Simon (1941), Duke Ellington (1899), and Dean Martin (1917).

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