Ο Αντονι κλείνει σήμερα 52 χρόνια ζωής .
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5 YEARS “The first film, A Boy’s Expedition, was a beautiful mediation on a two-and-a-half-year-old who rides his tricycle down the street does a big slow-motion wipe-out, and lands on a dollar bill. For the rest of the film, I go on a wild ride though downtown L.A. going to the movies, buying comic books, taking bus rides, and meeting people, thanks to that buck I found. In the end, it all turns out to be a fantasy sequence, and I pocket the bill and ride off on my tricycle.”
12 YEARS So the twelve-year-old Anthony relocated to Los Angeles to live with his father and thus began the baptism of fire in the city of the not so angelic; he’d only been there a few days when his father introduced him to smoking pot;
“Do you want to smoke a joint?” he [Blackie] asked me.
Back in Michigan, I automatically would have answered no. But being in this new environment made me adventurous. … I took a little drag and then passed the joint back to hm. It went around the table a few times, and soon we were all smiling and laughing and feeling really mellow. And then I realized I was high. I loved the sensation. It felt like medicine to soothe the soul and awaken the senses…But I didn’t become fixated on it, even though my father was a daily pot smoker. For me, it was just another unique California experience.”
14 YEARS “I don’t think that [school] is the ultimate decisive factor in whether or not someone becomes educated or able to speak or write. This comes from experience and self-education more than anything I ever learned at school.”
17 YEARS “Well, it’s got to be something Dammett, because I’m your son.” So Cole Dammett was born. Get it? Cole, son of Blackie.”
Anthony Kiedis (//; born November 1, 1962) is an American musician, best known as the vocalist/lyricist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he has fronted since their inception in 1983. The band has recorded ten studio albums and as a member, Kiedis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Kiedis is also an occasional actor, having appeared in the films F.I.S.T., Point Break, and The Chase. In 2004, he published his autobiography, entitled Scar Tissue.
Anthony Kiedis was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to John Michael Kiedis, also known professionally as Blackie Dammett, an actor, and Margaret "Peggy" Noble. His paternal grandfather's family emigrated from Lithuania in the early 1900s; the remainder of his ancestry includes English, Irish, French, Dutch, andMohican. In 1966, when he was three years old, his parents divorced. Along with his two half-sisters, Julie and Jenny, he was raised by his mother and stepfather in Grand Rapids. Each summer, he would visit his father in Hollywood for two weeks, a time during which the two would bond. He idolized his father, and recalled "Those trips to California were the happiest, most carefree, the-world-is-a-beautiful-oyster times I'd ever experienced." In 1974, when Kiedis was twelve years old, he moved to Hollywood to live with his father full-time.His father was a struggling actor who sold drugs, which had a significant impact on Kiedis, as the two would often use marijuana andcocaine together. Kiedis accidentally tried heroin for the first time at age fourteen, mistaking the substance for cocaine. Through his father Blackie, Kiedis, who worked under the stage name of Cole Dammett, landed his first acting role appearing as Sylvester Stallone's character's son in the 1978 film, F.I.S.T.. That same year he would land two more acting jobs one being on an ABC Afterschool Specialand the other an appearance on a short lived show, Jokes My Folks Never Told Me. It would be thirteen years before Kiedis landed another acting role.
Kiedis attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, where he struggled to find friends as he had recently transferred to a new school district. However, he soon met Flea, and after a brief confrontation, the two became best friends and bonded while sitting next to each other in driver's ed class. Kiedis recalled: "We were drawn to each other by the forces of mischief and love and we became virtually inseparable. We were both social outcasts. We found each other and it turned out to be the longest-lasting friendship of my life."Kiedis became a significant influence on Flea, exposing him to rock music, particularly punk rock. Kiedis and Flea began jumping into swimming pools from buildings as a hobby. At age fifteen, Kiedis broke his back attempting to jump into a swimming pool from a five-story building, missing the pool by a few inches. His back has since improved, although he still has occasional problems.
Kiedis also met future bandmate Hillel Slovak after seeing him perform with his band Anthym. After the show, Slovak invited Kiedis to his house for a snack. Kiedis later described the experience in his autobiography Scar Tissue: "Within a few minutes of hanging out with Hillel, I sensed that he was absolutely different from most of the people I'd spent time with...He understood a lot about music, he was a great visual artist, and he had a sense of self and a calm about him that were just riveting." Slovak, Kiedis, and Flea became best friends and often used LSD, heroin, cocaine, and speed recreationally. Despite his frequent drug use, he excelled in school, often receiving straight A grades. In June 1980, Kiedis graduated with honors from high school. That August, he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles to study writing. However, he dropped out during the beginning of his second year due to his worseningaddiction to cocaine and heroin.