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Ron Asheton 1948-2009

January 7, 2009 by garry

All Tomorrow's Parties 2003 at Long Beach, California.

Ron Asheton, guitarist in proto-punk band The Stooges, passed away on January 6, 2009 at age 60. He first appeared on Earth on July 17, 1948, and ignited The Stooges with his brother Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop and Dave Alexander in 1967. They recorded three wild albums--The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power--and went on to inspire generations of punk bands. The group broke apart like a fiery, doomed aircraft in 1974--only to miraculously rise from the dead three decades later in 2003. The reunion went so well that they recorded one more album called The Weirdness. Ron Asheton: Gone but never forgotten.

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