February 4, 1948 in Detroit
Detroit, MI, United States
the musician Vincent Damon Furnier
Alice Cooper the legendary American singer, songwriter, musician and actor was born Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4, 1948. His amazing career now spans five decades. "The Godfather of Shock Rock" was famed for crazy early stage shows which featured boa constrictors, baby dolls, electric chairs, dueling swords, guillotines and fake blood. His distinctive raspy voice was a perfect accompaniment for his theatrical brand of rock as pioneer of his macabre vaudeville style garage rock. Fans will remember the hits "I'm Eighteen" in 1971 and "School's Out" in 1972 breaking into the international music mainstream.