James Newell Osterberg Jr. is the stage name of Iggy Pop, an American proto-punk rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. He was a founding member of the proto-punk group “The Stooges” during his formative years, earning him the title “Godfather of Punk” in the music business.
The southpaw guitarist is renowned for his outrageous on-stage antics, which include leaping off the platform, rolling in broken glass or peanut butter, shouting at the crowd, and contorting his body into a pretzel. Through the band “The Stooges,” despite their lack of commercial success in the 1960s and early 1970s, he assisted in the promotion of punk music.
The punk rock movement has reportedly benefited from his contributions, according to the music industry. Throughout his career, he has honed his skills in punk music as well as new wave, jazz, garage rock, hard rock, and art rock.
Iggy Pop children: Meet Eric Benson
Iggy Pop and Paulette Benson had a child, Eric Benson. When Eric was born in 1970, Iggy hadn’t even finished entering his early twenties. Despite having attended one of Iggy Pop’s concerts as a young child, nothing is known about the young Iggy Pop.
His son, in contrast to Iggy Pop, has maintained a low profile regarding himself and his personal life. He and his wife, Sandrina Koemm Benson, have nevertheless occasionally been spotted at events. Iggy Pop’s daughter-in-law is the editor-in-chief of LeaflyDE.