20 Wildest Iggy Pop Moments

The self-destructive legacy of the infamous Stooge

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Iggy Gets His Penis Out for the First Time Onstage (August 11, 1968)
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Iggy Gets His Penis Out for the First Time Onstage (August 11, 1968)

Becky Tyner, the wife of MC5 frontman Rob, designed the pants — tight, low-cut, PVC hip-huggers, specially tailored for Iggy's muscular body. But they just couldn't stand up to the singer's demanding performance style. At a club called Mothers in the small town of Romeo, Michigan, Iggy got the show started by humping women in the audience like a dog, according to Paul Trynka's Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed. He returned to the stage and arched his back, contorting his body. Down dropped his drawers and out popped Pop's penis. Local law enforcement swarmed the club, but rather than clobbering the naked weirdo they'd discovered (their original intention), they merely arrested the performer. This, of course, would not be the last time a paying crowd got to peek at what Pop was packing.

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