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We know Detroit was the birthplace of Motown but there are many other big names who got their breaks in the 'Motor City'. Written by Smooth presenter Dave Brown. Catch him on the Smooth Nightshift weekends from 1am.
Raised in a trailer park in Ypsilani Michigan, rock legend James Osterberg A.K.A Iggy Pop eventually cut his teeth gigging in local Detroit bars and high school gyms. He became a musical collaborator with David Bowie after a chance meeting in 1972 and Bowie eventually covered Iggy's song 'China Girl'. His band The Stooges were inducted into The Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame in 2010.
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