"Alice Cooper" (born "Vincent Damon Furnier", February 4, 1948), is a hard rock singer and musician. "Alice Cooper" was originally the name of Furnier's band; he legally changed his own name to Alice Cooper for a successful solo career. He is often referred to as the founder of shock rock due to his gory, theatrical performances.
Cooper's music influenced many later musicians and helped shape the sound of punk rock and early heavy metal.
Vincent Furnier was born in Detroit, Michigan to Ether Moromi Furnier and Ella Mae McCart. After a series of childhood illnesses, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona. His grandfather, Thurman Sylvester Furnier, was an ordained Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonite). Vincent's father was an ordained Elder. Vincent has some distant French Huguenot ancestry; the remainder of his ancestry was English and Scottish.http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tdowling&id=I49871
Cooper was influenced by British bands such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks and in particular The Yardbirds. As a result, he formed a number of rock bands in the 1960s, including The Earwigs, The Spiders, a...
|date of birth||February 4, 1948|
|place of birth||Detroit, Michigan|