Photos of Iggy Pop And The Stooges Playing NYC Club Ungano’s in 1970

Bud Lee, one of America's greatest photographers, was watching Iggy and The Stooges in 1970

In August 1970, American photographer Bud Lee (1940-2016) took photographs of Iggy Pop and the Stooges performing at brothers Nick and Arnie Ungano’s basement club on New York’s West 70th Street between Amsterdam and West End Avenues. The ban were celebrating the release of their album Fun House the previous month. Lee also shot them in Iggy’s rooms in the city’s Chelsea Hotel and backstage.

Some of the pictures appeared in the first issue San Francisco-based underground magazine Earth  (1970 – 1972) amid other photo essays on the brutality of Marine Corps drill instructors, and the Isle of Wight festival (photographed by David Hurn and Jim Marshall).


Bud Lee

Bud Lee (January 11, 1941 – June 11, 2015) is best known for his photograph of a boy wounded in the 1967 Newark riots and his book of the violence The War Is Here). Born Charles Todd Lee, Jr. in White Plains, New York, Lee began was a photographer for the US military’s Stars & Stripes newspaper. After becoming U.S. Military Photographer of the Year in 1966, Lee went to work as a photojournalist for Life magazine and covered the riots on Detroit and Newark.

His work appeared in, among other organs, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Vogue, Mother Jones, Ms. magazine, London Records, Columbia Records, The Sunday Times magazine, and the World Telegraph.

A teacher at the University of Iowa Journalism School and founded the Iowa Photographers’ Workshop. After a move to Florida, Lee turned to filmmaking, forming the Artist Filmmaker, the Artists and Writers Trust and the Florida Photographer’s Workshop


Iggy Pop 1970

Iggy Pop 1970

Via: Dangerous Minds

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