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“The Stooges” 50th Anniversary


This August 5th marks the 50th anniversary of “The Stooges” album, and undoubtedly, one of the most important pieces of music in our times. It seems so long ago, and yet just like yesterday, when 4 young guys with a dream to play music went off to New York to make their dreams come true, and come true they did. It seemed so easy back then, and probably because it was. These four Stooges would have their careers handed to them one night at a little gig they played in Ann Arbor. It became their whole life. And as many of you know, they went on to make the, “second most important piece of music” in our times, but we’re here to celebrate when it all started. Fifty years ago! It’s so hard to believe and so hard to not have Ronny, Scotty, and Dave not here to be a part of this historic celebration. That hurts. But we want to rejoice in their amazing accomplishments and their incredible talent and the great music they gave us that will live on till the end of time. And big kudos to Jim, Iggy, our brother, who is still out there rockin’ the Stooges legacy. And if we do say so, just as marvelous as he did 50 years ago. Yep! You still got it, Iggy!

To commemorate this special occasion we have created a 50th-anniversary limited edition T-shirt, available now on our Merch page.

Ron Asheton 70th Birthday Celebration


Ron Asheton 70th Birthday Celebration, Featured Performers: J Mascis, Don Fleming, Mark Arm, Kim Gordon, Mike Watt, Mario Rubalcaba, Jennifer Herrema & More!

70th birthday blind pig

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018, 8:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)
Blind Pig 208 South 1st St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1306

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‘Gimme Danger’ Story of the Stooges


The Cannes Film Festival is going to be rocking Thursday. May 19, thanks to a special midnight premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges-centric documentary, “Gimme Danger. “It’s our love letter to possibly the greatest band in rock’n’roll history, and presents their story, their influences and their impact, complete with some never-before-seen footage and photographs.

Like the Stooges and their music, ‘Gimme Danger’ is a little wild, messy, emotional, funny, primitive, and sophisticated in the most unrefined way. Long live The Stooges!”
Gimme Danger

Animal Adoption Rocks!


Ron Asheton Foundation presents, “Adopted Canine Slide Show”.  Our #IWannaBeYourDog campaign is publishing stories from around the globe to celebrate dogs, encourage adoption, and give exposure to the rescues & shelters nominated by YOU! Please visit www.ronashetonfoundation.org/iwannabeyourdog for information on how to share your story.

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Holiday Stocking Stuffer Drive


Our sheltered animals need treats too. When you shop on Amazon http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-1490187 a portion of your purchase will go to ronashetonfoundation to help us stuff our stockings. Proceeds from our drive will purchase a few goodies for some furry friends that won’t be home for the holidays.
Time to fill our stockings

Shop Amazon & Support Ron Asheton Foundation


Shop Amazon & Support Ron Asheton Foundation (RAF) at the same time – AmazonSmile is the same as Amazon except that a portion of proceeds benefit your favorite charity. Designate RAF as your nonprofit of choice and every time you shop we receive .5% of your purchase (at no cost to you).

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The Beginning of the Stooges


Our Dad passed away on December 30, 1963. Our family had recently moved from Davenport, Iowa to Ann Arbor, Michigan in the spring of 1963. We were still adjusting to our new lives in Michigan, when the rug was yanked out from under us. With the passing of our Dad, our lives were suddenly turned upside down.

The BeatlesThen along came the Beatles. In January 1964 “I Wanna Hold your Hand” hit the airwaves in America. Even though we really didn’t know it at the time, our lives were about to change again. Big time. Our country was still grieving over the loss of President Kennedy, and with the arrival of the Beatles, the press kind of took on this tone of equating their arrival with some kind of soothing factor for our country. I know it sure was for us.

The Beatles Authentic WigsThe Beatles made their television debut on the Ed Sullivan show on February 9th, 1964. It was a television event that far surpassed anything that we had ever seen before, and have not seen anything quite like it since. Our Mom even liked the Beatles. Good thing, because little did she know what she was in for.

The Beatles: It's no fad dad

Dave Alexander moved into our neighborhood shortly after we did, in 1964. I had spotted Dave walking down the street a few times, and was curious. I mentioned him to Scotty and then we decided we would keep an eye out for him. One day we spotted him walking down the street, and Scotty “whistled him down”, and so, the story goes…

Dave got on board with Ronny’s love for the Beatles and the “British Invasion”. It was the fall of 1964, that Ronny and Dave decided they had to go to England and meet the Beatles. Well, they never did meet the Beatles. Instead, they returned home and began their journey to the Stooges…

Fifty years ago.

Page one from a letter Ronny sent us from England

Ronny's Letter from England

The Beatles

A letter sent to Ronny and Dave while they were in England, from Ronny’s dear friend and fellow Stooge, Bill Cheatham.

A letter sent to Ronny and Dave while they were in England, from Ronny’s dear friend and fellow Stooge, Bill Cheatham.

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