Connecticut’s Dennis Dunaway was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 as a founding member of the band named Alice Cooper. Dennis also won a Grammy for co-writing “School’s Out.” The original Alice Cooper group sold millions of singles and albums and was on the cover of Forbes for having the largest grossing tour in 1973 over Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. The Billion Dollar Babies album (recorded in Greenwich, Connecticut) reached no. 1 in America and Britain, and the group is recognized as the innovators of theatrical rock shows, which included giant balloons, hangings, snakes and spidery eye makeup. The group’s movies are Diary of a Mad Housewife, Good to See You Again: Alice Cooper and Super Duper Alice Cooper. Dennis’s book, Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!: My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group, has been translated into German, and the audiobook, narrated by Dennis, is available at Audible.com.
Dennis has recorded and toured with Blue Coupe, featuring Joe and Albert Bouchard of Blue Öyster Cult fame and singers Tish and Snooky of Manic Panic. The original Alice Cooper group recorded three songs on Alice’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare album and re-recorded “School’s Out” with Joe Perry and Johnny Depp for the Hollywood Vampires album. The Alice Cooper band has recently released a new album PARANORMAL with producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Deep Purple). Also, the original Alice Cooper band members – Alice Cooper (b. Vincent Furnier), Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce, and Neal Smith – reunited for a very successful United Kingdom tour in November, 2017. Note: Prior to the Alice Cooper band, Dennis and Vincent Furnier (aka Alice Cooper) formed several other bands including The Earwigs, The Spiders, and The Nazz.
(by Tony Renzoni, author of “Connecticut Rock ‘n’ Roll: A History”)
NOTE: This write-up is taken from Tony Renzoni’s book “Connecticut Rock ‘n’ Roll: A History”, and is Copyrighted.
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Published on August 16, 2018