Saturday, July 30, 2011

Amazing photos of Iggy & the Stooges playing at a Michigan high school, 1970

Amazing photos of Iggy & the Stooges playing at a Michigan high school, 1970: "

Holy shit! If these classic shots of Iggy and the Stooges performing at Farmington High School in Oakland County, MI on December 5, 1970 don’t send a special thrill up your leg, there is nothing I can do for you, pal.

These shots were posted by Jim Edwards, lead singer of Michigan legends, The Rockets, on his Facebook page. Here’s what he wrote:

“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!”

He must’ve used Kodachrome because these haven’t faded a bit. Also on the bill that night were headliners Mitch Ryder’s Detroit and a band called The Coming. This was James Williamson’s very first gig with The Stooges, at this point a quintet.

Iggy with split pants! If something like that happened today, he’d be in jail.

Above, a young James Williamson plays his first live gig with the Stooges.

Short-term Stooge Zeke Zettner on bass, Iggy and drummer Scott Asheton.

Above: What were these kids thinking?

A great shot of Ron Asheton.

Many more (and larger) photos at Jim Edwards’ Facebook page.

Click here for a lot more Iggy Pop and the Stooges items on Dangerous Minds

Above, the Stooges at the Cincinnati Pop and Rock Festival earlier that year.

Thank you very kindly, Syd Garon!


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