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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Name That Band - Alice Cooper

In 1968, the band that would become Alice Cooper was called The Nazz. But rocker Todd Rundgren was already using that name.

So after the choice of Husky Baby Sandwich was rejected, the name that the band's singer Vincent Furnier offered - Alice Cooper - was accepted.

Furnier, who adopted the persona of Alice Cooper - said in his book The Golf Monster that he thought the name "conjured up the image of little girl with a doll in one hand and a butcher knife in the other."

Although Cooper/Furnier has undergone many macabre changes over the years, he says the original Alice was modeled on Bette Davis' appearance in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and the
Great Tyrant character in Jane Fonda's sexy sci-fi film Barbarella.

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