Thursday, June 23, 2011

Alice Cooper falls off the stage in Vancouver

Alice Cooper falls off the stage in Vancouver and breaks 6 ribs during the Welcome To My Nightmare tour on June 23, 1975

Alice Cooper, Alice Cooper 1975, Welcome To My Nightmare

His real name is Vincent Furnier, Alice Cooper was the name of the band, but the name became so associated with the lead singer that he took it.

"Alice Cooper" is the name of a girl who was accused of being a witch in the 1600s, but Furnier didn't know that when he took the name. He tried to choose a sweet, innocent sounding name that would contrast against the shocking stage show. A rumor has persisted that Cooper got the name from a Ouija board.

Welcome to My Nightmare is a concept album by Alice Cooper, released in 1975.

This was Alice Cooper's first solo album (all previous Alice Cooper releases were band efforts). The cover artwork was created by Drew Struzan for Pacific Eye & Ear. Rolling Stone would later rank it as one of the "Top 100 Album Covers Of All Time".

Welcome to My Nightmare is a concept album. The songs, heard in sequence, form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven.

Welcome to My Nightmare inspired the Alice Cooper: The Nightmare TV special and a worldwide concert tour in 1975, and the Welcome To My Nightmare concert film in 1976.

The song Welcome to my Nightmare is a parody of the 1968 novel "There's a Nightmare in My Closet"

Retro History for June 23 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 Movie "Batman" premieres
1988 Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
1988 Yank manager Billy Martin's 5th term ends, Lou Pinella named manager
1986 Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly (52.84)
1986 Tip O'Neill, Representative-D-Massachusetts, refuses to let Reagan address House
1985 Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1985 Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die
1985 Laffit Pincay, Jr. becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
1983 Syria throws out PLO leader Arafat
1983 U.S. Supreme Court ruled Congress could not veto presidential decisions
1982 "Cleavage" opens and closes at Playhouse Theater New York City
1982 -117 degrees F; All time low at South Pole
1982 Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb)
1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act (Public Law 97-200)
1982 Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight
1981 "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater New York City for 28 performances
1981 33 inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2
1981 Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
1981 French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists
1981 New York City mayor Koch turns down a $7,500 offer to perform comedy
1981 Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with bases-loaded single in bottom of 33rd inning, Pawtucket beats Rochester 3-2
1980 "David Letterman Show," debuts on NBC-TV daytime
1980 1st solar-powered coast-to-coast two-way radio conversation
1980 West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 Charlie Daniels Band releases "Devil Went Down to Georgia"
1979 Rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona"
1979 West Indies beat England by 92 runs to win Cricket World Cup
1978 33rd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1977 13th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 6-4
1976 CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure, 555 m, opens
1975 75th U.S. Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL
1975 Rocker Alice Cooper falls off stage in Vancouver, breaks 6 ribs
1974 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space
1974 20th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1973 "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 49 performances
1973 "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 506 performances
1973 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game home run in which he pitched
1972 Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history
1972 Nixon and Haldeman agree to use CIA to cover up Watergate
1972 President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports
1971 Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
1971 WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 "Red Skelton Show," last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
1970 Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
1970 Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 French government of Couve de Murville resigns
1969 Joe Frazier TKOs Jerry Quarry in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1969 Warren E. Burger sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice
1967 Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)
1967 John Entwistle of rock group The Who weds Alison Wise
1967 Lyndon Baines Johnson and Alexei Kosygin hold 1st of 2 summit meetings in Glassboro, New Jersey
1967 U.S. Senate censures Thomas J Dodd (D-Ct) for misusing campaign funds
1964 General Maxwell Taylor appointed U.S. ambassador in South Vietnam
1963 63rd U.S. Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1963 New York Mets Jimmy Piersall, hits his 100th home run, he circles bases backwards
1963 President Kennedy tours West-Europe
1962 "Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St. James New York City after 205 performances
1962 Laos Suvanna Phuma forms government
1962 Larry Doby, retires from Cleveland Indians to play in Japan
1961 Antarctic Treaty goes into effect
1961 Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak
1961 Phillies overcome 9-0, losing 11-2 they score 4 in 8th and 6 in 9th
1961 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m
1960 "Pat Boone Show," last airs on ABC-TV
1960 Japan signs security treaty with the U.S.

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1958 Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers
1958 Federal judge rules race separation must end in 2 years in Little Rock
1958 Foundation Praemium Erasmianum (Erasmus Prize) established
1956 "Jimmy Durante Show," last airs on NBC-TV
1956 "Transfusion" by Nervous Norvous peaks at #8
1956 Gamal Abdel Nasser elected president of Egypt
1955 Walt Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" released
1954 122 degrees F (50 degrees C), Overton, Nevada (state record until June 29, 1994)
1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament
1952 U.S. airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu, Korea
1951 British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean flee to U.S.S.R.
1951 Most expensive U.S. hailstorm ($1.5M crop damage and $14M property-Kansas)
1950 Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women
1950 Yankees and Tigers hit record 11 home runs, Tigers win 10-9
1950 Indians' Luke Easter hits longest ball in Cleveland Stadium history, 477 feet, into upper deck, Section 4

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