This is how Vincent Furnier, a preacher’s son, became a rock icon
On February 4th, 1948, Vincent Furnier was born, but in the 60s, his soul was taken over by Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre. When Furnier was 16, he was inspired to enter his high school talent show. He gathered four fellow cross-country teammates to form a group for the show and called themselves The Earwigs – a parody of The Beatles. They dressed up in costumes and wigs to resemble the Beatles, and performed several parodies of Beatles songs, with the lyrics modified to refer to the track team: in their rendition of “Please Please Me”, for example, the line “Last night I said these words to my girl” was replaced with “Last night I ran four laps for my coach”. While only one member of the group actually knew how to play an instrument, the audience’s reaction was overwhelming and they won the competition. From that point on, Furnier was hooked to performing an the group went to the local pawn shop to buy instruments and learn to play them. Just a few short years later, Furnier changed the name to Alice Cooper and the Godfather of Shock Rock would soon be taking over the world of rock & roll. Learn more about the legend Alice Cooper with Super Duper Alice Cooper as part of AXS TV’s Docs That Rock next Wednesday, November 3rd at 9/8c.