Alice Cooper - Who. After graduating high school The...

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Steven Dooley November 3, 2009 Survey of Rock Music Alice Cooper Alice Cooper, was born Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4 th , 1948 in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 16, Furnier and fellow cross-country teammates formed a band called The Earwigs. They formed this ground to take part in the local Letterman’s talent show. None of the members knew how to play instruments, so they decided to dress up like The Beatles and mimed the Beatles performances and songs. After winning the talent show, the group proceeded to learn how to play instruments bought from a pawn shop and renamed themselves The Spiders. Some of the groups The Spiders were inspired by are The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The
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Unformatted text preview: Who. After graduating high school The Spiders released a number one hit on the local radio station titled “Don’t Blow Your Mind.” In 1968 Furnier changed the band’s name to Alice Cooper and then adopted it as his own stage name. “Early press releases claimed that the name was agreed upon after a session with an Ouija board, during which it was revealed that Furnier was the reincarnation of a seventeenth century witch named Alice Cooper” (Wikipedia). Many of Cooper’s stage performances featured guillotines, electric chairs, boa constrictors, fake blood, and baby dolls. Bibliography www.wikipedia.com...
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