Red tinted photograph of Iggy Pop in motion.
Iggy Pop, born James Osterberg, first emerged on the music scene as the leader of the band The Stooges in 1967. The sound of the band was basic hard rock, but Iggy's stage persona was extremely memorable and sometimes dangerous. He jumped into the crowd long before stage dives were popularly practices, rubbed himself with steaks, and cut himself with broken glass. After the band broke up and he attempted recovery from heroin addiction, David Bowie took a keen interest in his career and was instrumental in elevating him to the status of cult icon.