IGGY & THE STOOGES
In May 1970, The Stooges were in the midst of recording their acclaimed album Fun House at Elektra Records Recording Studio in Los Angeles. That same month, they performed at the Whisky a Go-Go on Sunset Boulevard for two incredible nights. Ed Caraeff, a new rock photographer who had attracted attention three years earlier with his now legendary image of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar on stage in Monterey, happened to be in the crowd and took a plethora of wonderful photos. Few pictures of this phenomenal performance were ever duplicated. The most famous was used for the cover of Fun House. The rest were packed away. Until now. Ed Caraeff’s coverage of this monumental moment is reprinted here in book form for the first time. He captures not only the energy, madness and raw power of Iggy Pop’s performance, but also the minutes leading up to it, before the band took the stage and made history. Along with pictures and contact sheets, original interviews shed new light on that unforgettable night. Interviewees interviewed by pop culture historian Jennifer Otter Bickerdike include Jac Holzman, the head of Elektra Records during the recording of Fun House; Mikael Maglieri, the son of Mario Maglieri, owner of the Whisky a Go-Go where The Stooges performed in 1970; Danny Fields, a DJ/publicist who signed MC5 and The Stooges; and Jeff Gold, music historian and noted Iggy Pop biographer. Iggy & The Stooges is a tribute to the band that shook the world: One Night at the Whisky, 1970 will revolutionize your view of music.
ACC Art Books, ISBN9781851498543, hardcover, 208 pages, 61 color and 72 black and white photos in book.