The Stooges

American punk rock band

The Stooges are an American protopunk band.[1] They were formed in 1967 in Ann Arbor, Michigan and began to record music two years later. Their first album was released in August 1969. It was produced by John Cale from The Velvet Underground.[1] They released two more albums before the first members broke up in 1974.

The Stooges
The Stooges (2007)
Background information
GenresProtopunk, garage rock, hard rock
Years active1967–1974, 2003–present
MembersIggy Pop
James Williamson
Mike Watt
Toby Dammit
Past member(s)Steve Mackay
Scott Asheton
Ron Asheton
Dave Alexander
Bill Cheatham
Jimmy Recca
Zeke Zettner
Bob Sheff
Scott Thurston
Tornado Turner


  • The Stooges (1969)
  • Fun House (1970)
  • Raw Power (1973)
  • The Weirdness (2007)
  • Ready to Die (2013)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Anacronistic: The Stooges (Punk Rock)". Still in Rock (Brooklyn, NY) (in French). 1 December 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2015.