Cooper speaking at a dinner in Glendale, Arizona on April 27, 2013
|Birth name||Vincent Damon Furnier|
|Born||February 4, 1948 (age 65)
Detroit, Michigan, US
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, actor, DJ|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, harmonica|
|Labels||Straight, Warner Bros., Atlantic,MCA, Epic, Spitfire, Eagle, New West|
Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948) is an American shock rock singer, songwriter, and musician whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, and baby dolls, he is considered by fans and peers alike to be “The Godfather of Shock Rock”; Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and macabre brand of rock designed to shock.
Originating in Phoenix in the late 1960s after Furnier moved from Detroit, Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with the 1971 hit “I’m Eighteen” from the album Love It to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single “School’s Out” in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies.
Furnier adopted the band’s name as his own name in the 1970s and began a solo career with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. In 2011 he released Welcome 2 My Nightmare, his 19th album as a solo artist, and his 26th album in total. Expanding from his Detroit rock roots, in his career Cooper has experimented with a number of musical styles, including conceptual rock, art rock, hard rock, heavy metal, New Wave, pop rock, experimental rock and industrial rock.
Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage; The Rolling Stone Album Guide has called him the world’s most “beloved heavy metal entertainer”. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and has been described as the artist who “first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre”. Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur and, since 2004, a popular radio DJ with his classic rock show Nights with Alice Cooper.
Imbruglia at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.
|Birth name||Natalie Jane Imbruglia|
|Born||4 February 1975 (age 38)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Labels||RCA Records , Sony Music,Primary Wave Music|
Natalie Jane Imbruglia (/ɪmˈbruːliə/; born 4 February 1975) is an Australian singer/songwriter, model, and actress. In the early 1990s, Imbruglia was known to audiences as Beth Brennan in the popular Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, Imbruglia launched a singing career with the international hit “Torn“.
Her subsequent debut album, Left of the Middle (1997), sold over 6 million copies worldwide. Further releases, White Lilies Island (2001) and Counting Down the Days (2005), have been unable to match the commercial success of her debut, although the latter did become her first UK No. 1. In 2007 she released Glorious: The Singles 97–07, a greatest hits compilation featuring the single “Glorious“, which peaked at number 23 in the UK Singles Chart.
Her latest album to date, Come to Life (2009), proved the least commercially successful in Australia and Europe, with a UK release cancelled altogether. She co-starred in the 2003 film Johnny English and made her leading actress debut in the 2009 film Closed for Winter.
in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort
Santa Ynez, California
October 26, 2006
|Birth name||Clinton Patrick Black|
|Born||February 4, 1962 (age 51)
Long Branch, New Jersey USA
|Origin||Katy, Texas, USA|
|Labels||RCA Nashville, Equity|
|Associated acts||Lisa Hartman Black, Hayden Nicholas, Steve Wariner|
Clinton Patrick “Clint” Black (born February 4, 1962) is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. Signed to RCA Nashville in 1989, Black’s debut album Killin’ Time produced four straight number one singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Although his momentum gradually slowed throughout the 1990s, Black consistently charted hit songs into the 2000s. He has had more than 30 singles on the US Billboard country charts, twenty-two of which have reached number one, in addition to having released nine studio albums and several compilation albums. In 2003, Black founded his own record label, Equity Music Group. Black has also ventured into acting, having made a cameo appearance in the 1994 film Maverick, as well as a starring role in 1998’s Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack.
Lisa Eichhorn, 2010
|Born||February 4, 1952 (age 61)
Glens Falls, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, writer, producer|
|Spouse(s)||John Curless (1976–1979) (divorced)
Ben Nye Jr. (1981–1986) (divorced) 1 child
Richard Moxon (2005–present)
Lisa Eichhorn (born February 4, 1952) is an American actress, writer and producer. She made her film debut in 1979 in the John Schlesinger film Yanks for which she received two Golden Globe nominations. Her international career has included film, theatre and television.