Ron Asheton

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Birthday
17, 1948
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Jan 1, 2009 (60)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1948
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Jan 1, 2009 (60)

About

Guitarist for Iggy Pop and the Stooges who also worked with New Race and Destroy All Monsters.

Before Fame

He started practicing the accordion at age five and picked up the guitar five years later.

Trivia

Rolling Stone magazine listed him as #29 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Family Life

His father, Marine Corps aviator Ronald F. Asheton, died when Asheton was fifteen.

Associated With

The chords and sounds he utilized in Stooges songs influenced Kurt Cobain and many others.