Alice Cooper is the founding father of shock rock. He reached the peak of popularity in the 1970s, shocking his fans with unusual, impressive, and often scary performances.
Cooper enjoyed music since childhood. In high school, the future celebrity created his first band. In the 1960s, the group caught the attention of a famous musician and composer Frank Zappa. In the 1970s, the band released several successful albums. In 1974, Cooper began a solo career, which quickly reached impressive heights and brought the artist popularity all over the world.
Alice Cooper was born on February 4, 1949, in Detroit. His real name is Vincent Damon Furnier. Vincent’s father was an Evangelist. When the boy was 12, his family first moved to California and then to Arizona. In Arizona, Vincent formed a band. At first, he called it Earwigs. Then the name was changed to Spiders. The band performed covers for hits of such bands as Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Cooper’s favorite – The Who.