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GG Allin

American singer-songwriter

Kevin Michael "GG" Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; August 29, 1956 – June 28, 1993) was an American punk rock singer. He made music with many bands. He was known for his stage antics that often featured transgressive acts. This included coprophagia, self-mutilation, and attacking audience members.[1] He was called "the most spectacular degenerate in rock & roll history" by G4TV's That's Tough.[2]

GG Allin
Born(1956-08-29)August 29, 1956
DiedJune 28, 1993(1993-06-28) (aged 36)
Cause of deathRespiratory failure cause by accidental heroin intoxication
Other namesGG
Musical career
GenresPunk rock, hardcore punk, country, spoken word, outsider music, shock rock
InstrumentsVocals, drums, guitar
Years active1974–1993
LabelsMountain, Ax/tion, Blood, Orange, ROIR, Black and Blue, Homestead, Awareness, Alive/BOMP!
Associated actsThe Jabbers, The Scumfucs, Little Sister's Date, Malpractice, Antiseen, The Cedar Street Sluts, Dee Dee Ramone, MC2 (AKA The Motor City Badboys), J Mascis, Mark Kramer, Carolina Shitkickers, Bulge, The Toilet Rockers, The Criminal Quartet, The Texas Nazis, David Peel, Bloody Mess & The Skabs, The Southern Baptists, The Murder Junkies, The Primates
Websitewww.ggallin.com

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Early lifeEdit

Allin was born at Weeks Memorial Hospital.[2] On March 2, 1962 Allin's name was changed to Kevin Michael Allin by his mother.

CareerEdit

Allin's first solo album Always Was, Is and Always Shall Be was released in 1980.

BehaviorEdit

Allin had convictions, including assault. He was diagnosed with a mixed personality disorder with borderline, narcissistic and masochistic features.

DeathEdit

Allin died on June 28, 1993 from a heroin overdose. He was 36 years old.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Pop/rock". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "G.G. Allin biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-10-31.
  3. "GG Allin didn't just eat his own shit, he also sang". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2014-10-31.

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