Happy 70th Birthday to Alice Cooper!  The beloved horror-metal pioneer was born Vincent Furnier on February 4, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan.

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He moved to Phoenix in the late 60s and formed band named Alice Cooper. After the success of the song “I’m Eighteen” in 1971 and an even bigger hit with “School’s Out” in 1972 came Billion Dollar Babies. It was the last album from the band, Alice Cooper. In 1975, Vincent Furnier went solo with Welcome to My Nightmare and adopted his former band’s name as his own.

Alice Cooper has been shocking audiences for nearly 50 years now. He has also appeared in movies like Roadie, Wayne’s World, and Dark Shadows to name a few. 

We count 11 Maine appearances from USM in 1972 to Bangor with Motley Crue in 2015. Thanks Uncle Alice!

Watch here as he gets in the noose for “I Never Cry” live in Portland at The Cumberland County Civic Center.

And by the way, we saw an ad during the Superbowl last night promoting that Alice Cooper will be rockin' the NBC live TV event Jesus Christ Superstar as King Herod this Easter! Yes! Perfect!


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