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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 29 August 1956Lancaster, New Hampshire, USA
Date of Death 28 June 1993New York City, New York, USA  (heroin overdose)
Birth NameKevin Michael Allin
Nicknames The Madman of Manchester
The Godfather of Hardcore Punk
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Allin was born Kevin Michael Allin at Weeks' Memorial Hospital, in Lancaster, New Hampshire and grew up in East St. Johnsbury, VT. He grew up with his older brother Merle Allin and his mother Arleta, with whom he seemed to have a love/hate relationship. His father, Merle Sr., was a "backwoods" man who, according to GG, wanted to kill the family in a murder/suicide pact. Shortly before Allin started school, his mother changed his legal name to Kevin Michael Allin (on March 2, 1962 by his birth certificate) in order to give Allin a chance at a normal, mockery-free childhood. To escape his family and small-town environment, Allin turned to punk rock. Influenced by Iggy Pop, the MC5, Alice Cooper , and the Ramones, Allin played simple but catchy music. Originally a drummer, Allin switched to lead vocals and began his career as one of the most notorious singers in punk rock history. Beginning with the Jabbers, Allin was an energetic singer who fought with the audience, cut himself up with glass, and routinely found himself banned from most clubs in New England. Allin also suffered through a failed marriage and also fathered a child in this time. Allin's thirst for notoriety, combined with his hatred for almost everyone, caused him to transform himself into the most vile, sickening and fear-spreading character in rock history. Along with the fights and self-mutilation came on-stage defecation and urination (as well as the eating/drinking of it), attempted sexual assault of female audience members, brutal fights with other members of the audience, drug/alcohol abuse, nudity, etc. His bands included the "Scumf*cs", the "Texas Nazis" and the "Murder Junkies". Allin was jailed over 60 times for his onstage antics, and spent over 4 years in prison for assault and subsequent parole violations. In 1993, after a final gig at the Gas Station in New York City, (which saw Allin deliver 2 songs - "I Am The Highest Power" and "Look Into My Eyes and Hate Me"), a near-riot broke out, and Allin escaped from the police officers who were called to the club. Allin apparently overdosed on heroin while staying with friend Johnny Puke and died in his sleep. Allin is buried in Littleton, New Hampshire.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Maltlax@aol.com

Spouse (1)

Sandra Farrow (6 October 1980 - 1986) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Played some of his live shows in a jock strap

Trivia (10)

Played drums in his high school band.
His first band was G.G. Allin and the Jabbers.
Grew up in the northern Vermont town of Concord, located 10 miles east of St. Johnsbury.
Brother of Merle Allin.
Daughter, Nicoann, born March 13, 1986, with Tracy Deneault.
Grew up in a house with no electricity or running water.
Was dressed in drag for his 10th Grade school picture.
His first professional band was Malpractice, a funk-rock quartet where he played drums with his brother Merle on bass.
His gigs became an event more than a concert; in-between singing songs about serial killing, pedophilia, necrophilia, and drug taking, would self-mutilate, defecate, and urinate on stage while dressed only in a jock strap. Shows would often end in a riot following a fight between members of the audience and Allin.
As per his wishes he was buried unwashed, unembalmed, and wearing his favorite leather jacket, trademark jock strap, and a bottle of Jim Beam in his hand.

Personal Quotes (7)

If I wasn't a musician, I would be a serial killer.
Everything I own can fit in two suitcases and a foot locker.
They're gonna get me sooner or later, lets just hope it's later.
Death is a very important part of life.
I believe you can make forces of good and evil work for you, to get what you want.
If someone comes right up and asks me if they can tape it and they say they'll give me a copy or something, that's usually cool, but when I see someone sneaking around with a camera, I'll smash the thing, cause I've had 'em used against me, too.
Everybody's an enemy. Fuck. I hate everybody. I'm not part of any scene. I do my own thing. My mind is a machine gun, my body is the bullets, the audience is the target.

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