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August 6, 2011

Rare Snapshots of Iggy Pop and the Stooges Performing at Farmington High School in Oakland County, 1970

On December 5, 1970, Iggy Pop and the Stooges performed at Farmington High School in Oakland County, Michigan. These rare and candid photographs were taken by a co-worker who was there at the time, and were recently posted on Facebook by Jim Edwards of the Rockets.

“I got these slides from a guy at work,” Jim Edwards said . “He walks up to me and says, ‘You’re a musician, right? I got these old slides from a show at my high school, Wanna see ‘em?’ I held the first one up to the light and nearly shit myself!”

The gig was late due to Iggy being arrested earlier that evening and The Stooges played only four songs. The 23-year-old Iggy appeared shirtless, wearing a dog collar and jeans with cut-out crotch, revealing his red briefs, and performed his legendary on-and-off stage stunts…


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  2. Great pictures! I'm a Stooges historian and I've never seen these. This is also the two-guitar incarnation of the Stooges, which was pretty short-lived. Awesome!

  3. Can you please contact me too? I am a t-shirt designer and I interested in using one of the photos for a t-shirt.

  4. Fantastic pics!! Who is playing bass? Doesn't look like Dave it Scott Thurston?

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