"GG Allin" (29 August 1956 – 28 June 1993) was a punk rock singer and bandleader who performed and recorded with many groups during his career.
He is best remembered for his notorious live performances that typically featured wildly transgressive acts such as Allin defecating onstage, committing self harm, and violent actions on audience. Although more notorious for his stage antics than for his wide body of music, he recorded prolifically, not only in the punk rock genre, but also in country and western and Rolling Stones-influenced rock.
He was born "Jesus Christ Allin" at Weeks' Memorial Hospital, in Lancaster, New Hampshire.http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:yzj9kett7q7m~T1 He was given this messianic name because his father, Merle Allin, Sr. (a religious and antisocial man), then 32 years old, had told his wife, Arleta Gunther, then 21 years old, that an angel had visited him and told him that his newborn son would be a great man in the vein of the Messiah. As a young child, his older brother, Merle Allin, Jr., was unable to pronounce "Jesus" properly and kept calling him "Jeje", which became "GG". The family lived in a log cabin with no wa...
|origin||New Hampshire/Boston, MA|
|music genre|| Punk rock |