James Newell Osterberg, Jr., better known as Iggy Pop, was born 68 years ago today. Who’d a thunk he’d make it that long?

There are a hundred songs we could feature, but here’s a characteristic tune from his early but post-Stooges career: “I’m Bored,” as performed on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1979.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.