MUSICIAN

Alice Cooper

1948 - Today

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Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over 50 years. With a raspy voice and a stage show that features numerous props, including pyrotechnics, guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, reptiles, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers to be "The Godfather of Shock Rock". He has drawn equally from horror films, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a macabre and theatrical brand of rock designed to shock audiences.Originating in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1964, "Alice Cooper" was originally a band with roots extending back to a band called The Earwigs 1964, consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, Glen Buxton on lead guitar, and Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar and background vocals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alice Cooper has received more than 11,259,388 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Alice Cooper is the 107th most popular musician (down from 93rd in 2019), the 669th most popular biography from United States (down from 544th in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Musician.

Alice Cooper is most famous for his theatrical stage performances, which feature guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, and baby dolls.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.98

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Alice Cooper ranks 107 out of 2,675Before him are Buddy Holly, Gheorghe Zamfir, Paul Mauriat, Glenn Miller, Andrés Segovia, and John Bonham. After him are Barry Gibb, Amir Khusrow, Fernando Sor, Ritchie Valens, David Oistrakh, and Karl Thomas Mozart.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1948, Alice Cooper ranks 35Before him are Robert Plant, Olivia Newton-John, Keke Rosberg, Donna Summer, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and John Bonham. After him are Radomir Antić, John Carpenter, Tony Iommi, Klaus Meine, Ian McEwan, and Grace Jones.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alice Cooper ranks 669 out of 15,968Before him are Matthew C. Perry (1794), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Margaret Hamilton (1936), and Wyatt Earp (1848). After him are Hulk Hogan (1953), Thomas Harris (1940), Harry Belafonte (1927), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), Jason Robards (1922), and Donald Knuth (1938).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Alice Cooper ranks 30Before him are Yehudi Menuhin (1916), Nat King Cole (1919), Lou Reed (1942), Benny Goodman (1909), Buddy Holly (1936), and Glenn Miller (1904). After him are Ritchie Valens (1941), Bill Evans (1929), Don Shirley (1927), Ray Manzarek (1939), Lady Gaga (1986), and Jerry Lee Lewis (1935).

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