Steve Mackay, born on September 25, 1949 and died October 11, 2015.
Steve was an American tenor saxophone player, best known for his participation on the Stooges’ second album Fun House.
In 1970, Mackay was familiar to the Stooges from his work in Detroit’s avant-rock pioneers, Carnal Kitchen.
He was recruited by lead singer Iggy Pop, two days before the Stooges left Detroit for Los Angeles to record the album, after having sat in with the band several times.
Mackay toured with the group throughout 1970 but parted company with the Stooges in October 1970.
In 2003, Mackay rejoined the Stooges when they played their first show in twenty-nine years at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and he performed with them until his death in 2015.
He appeared on the live Stooges releases Live in Detroit (DVD) and Telluric Chaos (live album), and toured regularly with the reunited band.
He also appeared on The Weirdness (2007) and Ready to Die (2013).
Steve Mackay died at age 66 on October 11, 2015.