Sunday, February 4: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Feb. 4) to Alice Cooper. He’s 70. Other rockers celebrating include drummer Jerry Shirley (Humble Pie, Fastway) who turns 66 and drummer Phil Ehart of Kansas is 67.
Alice Cooper is considered by many to be “The Godfather of Shock Rock”. The original Alice Cooper Group broke onto the scene in 1971 with the hit “I’m Eighteen” from the album Love It to Death, followed by the single “School’s Out”. The band reached their commercial peak with the album Billion Dollar Babies in 1973. A successful solo career would begin with the release of the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare.