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.
“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.
Above, the Stooges at the Cincinnati Pop and Rock Festival earlier that year.
Thank you very kindly, Syd Garon!