James Newell Osterberg Jr. is better known as Iggy Pop, inventor of the stage dive, proto-punk jester and the lead singer of The Stooges. Sitting down with cult New York film director Jim Jarmusch, Pop, alongside his erstwhile bandmates, goes through the history of one of the bands which – to echo a claim Pop makes in the new documentary Gimme Danger – did a lot to kill the sixties. Starting out a drummer in a series of high school bands, the young Osterberg burned with an ambition to escape the confines of his small-town America, perhaps best represented by the mobile home he was brought up in by his devoted parents.
Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger is in cinemas and on demand from Friday. tickets.gimmedanger.co.uk