Alice Cooper’s Birthday – February 4th, 1948
Posted 2/4/2013 12:00:00 AM

Alice Cooper’s Birthday – February 4th, 1948

 

Conversation Starters:

  • Happy Birthday to Alice Cooper! The shock rocker was one of the first to feature intricate stage shows at his concerts. Which rocker do you think puts on the best show?
  • Alice Cooper celebrates a birthday today! What’s your all-time favorite Alice Cooper song?
  • Happy Birthday to Alice Cooper! Would you rather be pulled up on stage during one of his concerts, or spend the day golfing with him?

Fast Facts:

  • Born Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4th, 1948 in Detroit, MI
  • The  name “Alice Cooper” supposedly came from a Ouija board, when Furnier was told he was a reincarnation of a witch from the 1600s of the same name
  • Cooper is now a born-again Christian and has said that every word in the Bible is true
  • He famously loves both hockey and golf
  • Cooper has three children and a wife and now lives in Phoenix
  • Cooper ran for the governor of Arizona in 1988
  • Cooper’s persona is limited to songwriting and on-stage. He is rather mild-mannered and  quite the opposite in person
  • While he hasn’t been touring that often, Cooper runs his own nationally-syndicated radio show called “Nights with Alice Cooper”
  • Cooper’s songs appear in the movie Dazed and Confused including, “School’s Out” and “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
  • Cooper owns a restaurant in Phoenix called Alice Cooperstown
  • Made a cameo as himself in Tim Burton’s 2012 remake of “Dark Shadows”
  • He has also for appeared as himself in “Wayne’s World,” an episode of “That ‘70s Show”

Discography:

  • 1969 – Pretties for You
  • 1970 – East Action
  • 1971 – Love It to Death
  • 1971 – Killer
  • 1972 – School’s Out
  • 1973 – Billion Dollar Babies
  • 1973 – Muscle of Love
  • 1975 – Welcome to My Nightmare
  • 1976 – Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  • 1977 – Lace and Whiskey
  • 1977 – The Alice Cooper Show
  • 1978 – From the Inside
  • 1980 – Flush the Fashion
  • 1981 – Special Forces
  • 1982 – Dada
  • 1972 – Zipper Catches Skin
  • 1986 – Constrictor
  • 1987 – Raise your First and Yell
  • 1989 – Trash
  • 1991 – Hey Stoopid
  • 1994 – The Last Temptation
  • 1997 – A Fistful of Alice
  • 2000 – Brutal Planet
  • 2001 – Dragontown
  • 2003 – The Eyes of Alice Cooper
  • 2005 – Dirty Diamonds
  • 2008 – Along Came a Spider
  • 2011 – Welcome 2 My Nightmare

Billboard Top 200 (Albums)

 

  • School’s Out - #2 – 1972
  • Billion Dollar Babies - #1 – 1973
  • Muscle of Love - #10 – 1974
  • Alice Cooper’s Greatest Hits - #8 – 1974
  • Welcome to my Nightmare - #5 – 1975

 

Billboard Hot 100 (Singles):

  • 7/1972 “School’s Out” #7
  • 11/1989 “Poison” #7
  • 8/1977 “You and Me” #9
  • 12/1978 “How You Gonna See Me Now” #12
  • 1/1977 “I Never Cry” #12
  • 6/1975 “Only Women” #12
  • 4/1971 “Eighteen” #21
  • 6/1973 “No More Mr. Nice Guy” #25
  • 11/1972 “Elected” #26
  • 3/1973 “Hello Hurray” #35
  • 7/1980 “Clones (We’re All)” #40
  • 11/1975 “Welcome to My Nightmare” #45
  • 1/1974 “Teenage Lament ‘74” #48
  • 4/1972 “Be My Lover” #49
  • 2/1990 “House of Fire” #56
  • 9/1973 “Billion Dollar Babies” #57
  • 1/1972 “Under My Wheels” #59
  • 8/1975 “Department of Youth” #67
  • 8/1991 “Hey Stoopid” #78
  • 6/1971 “Caught in a Dream” #94

RIAA Album Sales:

  • Welcome to My Nightmare  Platinum 1,000,000 copies
  • Love It To Death  Platinum 1,000,000 copies
  • School’s Out  Platinum 1,000,000 copies
  • Alice Cooper’s Greatest Hits  Platinum 1,000,000 copies
  • Billion Dollar Babies Platinum 1,000,000 copies
  • Killer  Platinum 1,000,000 copies
  • Trash  Platinum 1,000,000 copies
  • Muscle of Love  Gold 500,000 copies
  • Alice Cooper Goes to Hell  Gold 500,000 copies

Awards:

  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011
  • Nominated for three Grammys: Best Video Album for “Alice Cooper: The Nightmare,” Best Album Package for “Billion Dollar Babies,” and “Best Album Cover” for “School’s Out”
  • Was awarded with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2003

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