Zeke Zettner

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Zeke Zettner
Born(1948-09-21)September 21, 1948
DiedNovember 10, 1973(1973-11-10) (aged 25)
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated actsThe Stooges

Thomas "Zeke" Zettner (September 21, 1948 – November 10, 1973) was a member of rock band The Stooges. Zettner had originally been a roadie for the band, but replaced original Stooges bassist Dave Alexander after the Fun House album (1970) until the end of 1970.[1][2] Jimmy Recca soon replaced him as bass player. Alexander's drinking problem had made him an unreliable performer.


Zettner was a heroin addict, and did not last long as a member of The Stooges. Zettner died of a heroin overdose on 10 November 1973.[2][3][4] His death is mentioned in Iggy Pop's song "Dum Dum Boys" from The Idiot.[2][5][6]


  1. ^ Beauchemin, Molly (16 March 2014). "R.I.P. Scott Asheton of the Stooges". Pitchfork. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Callwood, Brett (2011). The Stooges: Head On. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0814337104.
  3. ^ Paul Trynka (17 February 2007). "Stripped bare". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  4. ^ Andrews, Kernan (5 August 2010). "Steve Mackay – Sax Man, talks The Stooges, Iggy and Estel". Galway Advertiser. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  5. ^ Janovitz, Bill. "Iggy Pop – Dum Dum Boys". AllMusic. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Paul Trynka (2011). Iggy Pop: Open Up and Bleed. New York: Broadway Books. p. 122. ISBN 9780767927222.