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Died On This Date (February 10, 1975) Dave Alexander / The Stooges

Posted by themusicsover on February 10, 2010

Dave Alexander
June 3, 1947 – February 10, 1975

Member of the 27 Club

Dave Alexander was the founding bassist for the Stooges.  Formed by Iggy Pop, Ron Ashton, and Scott Asheton in 1967, the Stooges strongly influenced punk, alternative and metal bands for generations to come.  Their “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” is considered one of the most iconic rock songs of the era.  Besides playing bass, Alexander helped out with composing music for, and arranging the band’s first couple of albums.  Unfortunately, Alexander suffered from alcohol addiction which lead to the band firing him in 1970.  On February 10, 1975, Dave Alexander died of pulmonary edema, of fluid accumulation in the lungs, which was likely a result of his drinking.  He was 27 years old.

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