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Great Photos Of Iggy Pop And The Stooges Playing Farmington High School, Michigan 1970

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On December 5, 1970, Iggy (Pop) and the Stooges played a show at Michigan’s Farmington High School. Jim Edwards (lead singer of Detroit band The Rockets) saw these pictures taken at the gig. That’s Zeke Zettner on bass, James Williamson on guitar and Scott Asheton on drums.

 

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James explains:

“I got these slides from a guy at work. 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!”

‘Pete’ tells a great story (via Laughing Squid):

“I was there as a sophmore. My photo (with pals) is on pic #12 – in the bleachers. The show also featured Brownsville Station and Mitch Ryder. Iggy only played four songs before collapsing in the middle of the gym floor on the lap of another one of my pals who was in nineth grade at the time…

The show was late due to Iggy being arrested earlier in the night – and then bailed out by band members. Iggy did not start until midnight – way too late for the kiddies in attendance….

I see at least five members of the student body in the crowd – that are now dead. Yet Iggy rolls on. How cool!”

 

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Iggy and the Stooges at Farmington High School in Oakland County, 1970

 

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  • Marvo Servo

    Ron Asheton is also on guitar. This would have been James Williamson’s first show with the Stooges.

  • Ospite

    Yes, that’s Ron Asheton on the first guitar pic and the last is James Williamson… weird. Playing together in 1970?

    • Urk

      Yeah, in1970 they were briefly both playing guitar. There’s a CD, live at Unganos or something that had this lineup, tho pretty shitty sound quality.

  • Ospite

    Great stuff, by the way! And thank you for sharing.

    I wish we could see more great images of the Stooges like this more often. This is cool though.

  • Harry Balzac

    I can’t even imagine the consequences if Iggy played at a high school today with the crotch ripped out of his jeans like that.