Author: Chris Sutton
Format: Paperback (21cm x 15cm)
Pages: 144 plus 16 colour
Illustrations: 38 Colour
The ’70s was the decade that saw the arrival of Alice Cooper as a major force in the rock firmament. Chris Sutton explores the story of Alice Cooper the band, and also Alice the solo performer, from their early years through to the end of the decade. A roller‐coaster ride of classic albums and singles, the songs recorded in the ’70s still dominate his live sets to this day. The book features brand new interview material from key figures including Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith from the original band and their hired gun Mick Mashbir. From the solo years, there are major contributions from Prakash John, Allan Schwartzberg and John Tropea. Ernie Cefalu, whose company Pacific Eye and Ear designed several iconic sleeves, also adds his thoughts. Several other musicians, concert promoters and even the band's first roadie have also contributed.
All of the albums and singles from [The Spiders] 'Don't Blow Your Mind', until 'From The Inside' are examined in detail, along with related archive releases and songs that didn't make the final cut. In the course of putting the book together, new information came to light that will be of huge interest to hardened collectors and new fans alike, making this book an essential guide to Alice Cooper in the decade that they helped to define.
About The Author
Chris Sutton has been a fan of Alice Cooper since 1972 and the band's famous debut appearance on Top Of The Pops. The reunion of the band for their UK tour in 2017 stands as one of his happiest memories. He manages Smethwick Heritage Centre Museum and has written several publications for them. He has also written several plays. Alice Cooper In The 1970s is his first venture into music writing, with others to follow. He lives in Great Malvern, UK.
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