8 Years Ago Today – Lead Guitarist Ron Asheton (The Stooges) Dies at 60 (Watch “TVEye” Live ’70)

8 years ago today (1/6/09) Ron Asheton, guitarist for The Stooges, is found dead in his Ann Arbor residence. Officials say Asheton apparently had been deceased for several days, and that no foul play was suspected. Asheton (along with Iggy Pop) founded The Stooges in ’67 and offered some of the the most fuzzed out, ragged and in your face guitar playing of its day and influenced many after. Scott’s brother Ron would die five years later. Watch Iggy Pop & The Stooges perform “TVEye” live at the Cincinnati Pop Festival in 1970 – quite a ravaging performance for its time.

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