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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, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.