The gorilla was John
December 28, 2011 8:53 PM Subscribe
posted by malapropist (32 comments total)
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"Okay. The reason I’m bringing all this up again is because Iggy Pop was once attacked by a gorilla during a live performance. But the gorilla turned out to be Elton John.
... The Creem photograph
documenting the event is hilarious, showing James Williamson transfixing the uppity ape with a malevolent glare that signals, he says, his intent to 'take him out.'"
You can read more about the incident about halfway down the page (Ctrl+F gorilla) of this excerpt
from Paul Trynka's 2007 biography Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed