The Stooges in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Stooges finally will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. In 1968, the Stooges were signed by Elektra Records, who had sent a scout named Danny Fields to see the MC5. Luckily, he wound up signing both acts. 1969 saw the release of their self-titled debut album. Iggy wanted the Stooges to be what he’d seen in Chicago as a young guy. “These old bluesmen playing so hard that the music drips off you.”

Fun House, followed in 1970. Many consider it to be the best representation of the Stooges, as the main goal of the album was to capture the manic energy of their live performances. On June 13 of that year, television captured footage of the band at the Cincinnati Pop Festival. While performing the songs “T.V. Eye” and “1970”, Pop leapt into the crowd, where he was hoisted up on people’s hands.

“The Stooges is the perfect embodiment of what rock music should be. Their music was total high-energy blues, with the contemporary freakout of Jimi Hendrix and the free-jazz spirit of John Coltrane.”, Thurston Moore stated in Rolling Stone Magazine In 2004. Dear Jean couldn’t agree more.

“We’ve been rejected seven times, and we would have set a record, I think, if it happened again,” Iggy Pop comments on being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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