Saturday, January 12, 2019

from MIDDLESBROUGH MAGIC SHIP 121 (the flyer/circular)

Snippet from Magic Ship flyer/circular:- Alice Cooper was the name of a witch supposedly burnt at the stake in America. Singer/screamer Vincent Furnier, son of a preacher, and his group of musicians, a shock-rock outfit, claiming to be surrealists, became The Alice Cooper Band. Vincent later, legally, took  the name Alice for himself.
A fan of author Edgar Allan Poe, Furnier's act was a gothic horror show. They'd a big hit with the single 'School's Out. Fame, or infamy, made him a neighbor of horror film actor Vincent Price, of whom he was also a fan. He bit the heads off realistic-looking bats, before Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a real one thrown on stage. Ozzy sang about the O-zone Layer in the 1970s, but many Tory and Labour MPs were in denial as to climate change even in the late 1980s. I met both Alice and Ozzy and a great many other celebs, 10-12 years ago, when they visited scenic Saltburn due to my magazine, Saltburn Scene, and due to the members of young bands I'd helped out lyrically, and with band names. The stars/celebs were attending gigs in Teesside, Manchester and near London, film maker Oliver Stone confirmed to me. The three venues were a celebrity bash. Professor Brian Cox was among them. Have a Cosmic Christmas, Cap'n Mark

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