Singer Alice Cooper is turning 74 today!
Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan. The singer, songwriter, and actor has a career that has spanned over 50 years. He has been married to his wife, Sheryl Goodard, since 1976.
Alice Cooper: Everything You Need To Know
Alice Cooper is widely considered to be “The Godfather of Shock Rock” and has drawn influences from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock into his work. He is known for his dramatic stage shows, which often include pyrotechnics, guillotines, fake blood, and dueling swords.
Although “Alice Cooper” originally started as a band in 1964, they split up in 1975 and Vincent Furnier adopted Alice Cooper as both his legal name and his stage name. He launched his solo career that same year with the concept album “Welcome to My Nightmare.”
Rolling Stone has called him “the world’s most beloved heavy metal entertainer,” although he has experimented with many musical styles, including art rock, hard rock, new wave, glam metal, and industrial rock.
In addition to his music, he is also an actor, a golfing celebrity, a restauranteur, and a radio DJ after starting his classic rock show “Nights with Alice Cooper” in 2004.
Fans are celebrating his birthday with some of his best hits! Have a listen!
This song is arguably one of Alice Cooper’s best known hits!
“I can’t describe how much I loved this song when I was a kid,” one fan wrote.
“Students in Toronto petitioned to get this song played on the last day of school. To our surprise they did.. blasted it over the PA,” another shared. “What a time to be a teenager.”
“After graduation in 1976, I tore my books apart listening to this song,” another commented. “It was liberating!”
“If music like that doesn’t change the world, then nothing else will,” another commented.
“This song still gives me that feeling of the last day of school before summer,” another said. “Such great feeling. Ironically would like to go back to school to have that feeling again.”
Fans can’t get enough of “Poison”!
“Nothing wrong with a rock ballad,” one fan commented.
“A message to the future generations..Don’t let this masterpiece song die..” another said.
“A masterpiece for generations to come!” another commented.
“Nothing wrong with Alice cooper the man knows his rock and is just a genuine good guy,” another fan wrote. “Cheers to you and the beautiful music!”
“Been listening to Cooper since I was like 12,” another shared. “I’m 33 now and this is still one of my all time faves.”
“This song is one of my top favs, the voice, the feel with which it sings, the rhythm, it’s a great job,” wrote another. “I can repeat this song so many times that I can’t get enough.”
‘House Of Fire’
The music video of “House of Fire” has all of the horror elements you’d expect from Alice Cooper!
“I feel Alice Cooper is a forgotten rocker, but every time I listen and watch him I think this guy is still a force to reckoned with, what a legend,” one fan commented.
“I don’t know why this song gives me so much happiness,” another fan wrote.
“I took my dad to see Alice Cooper in concert,” another shared. “His concerts are high energy. Younger artists should take lessons from Alice Cooper.”
“How can you not love Alice cooper?” another asked. “He is perfect!”
Another commented, “The most beloved heavy metal entertainer in the world………a heck of a golfer as well!!!!”
‘Feed My Frankenstein’
There is nothing better than the music video for “Feed My Frankenstein,” especially with the surprise “Wayne’s World” cameo at the beginning. Have a look!
“I just saw Alice Cooper last year in concert, and let me tell you…. 20 years later he is, in fact… still this good,” one fan commented.
“Alice Cooper is a legend!! His concerts are the best,” another shared.
“100% one of the most UNDERATED guitar solos!” another wrote.
“Awesome on stage and one of the humblest and nicest guys off stage,” commented another. “Love ya songs Alice.”
“He’s a great performer,” another wrote. “I’ve seen him live several times it’s always so amazing.”
Here’s to hoping that Alice Cooper will put out many more performances in the years to come! Happy Birthday, Alice Cooper!