17 July 1948
Ron Asheton, Guitarist,
He started practicing the accordion at age five and picked up the guitar five years later.
About Ron Asheton
Guitarist for Iggy Pop and the Stooges who also worked with New Race and Destroy All Monsters.
His father, Marine Corps aviator Ronald F. Asheton, died when Asheton was fifteen.
Friends and colleagues
The chords and sounds he utilized in Stooges songs influenced Kurt Cobain and many others.
Rolling Stone magazine listed him as #29 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.