More than just a musician, Alice Cooper is the pioneer of the Shock Rock music. He began his theatrical brand of hard rock since the 1970s, bringing in horror into rock. When he started, Cooper brand of rock and in fact those who listened to him were shocked at what he has created. Many years later, he has not only got for himself a massive following of listeners but he has also got a lot of people tapping into his kind of music.
Alice Cooper, Real Name, and Age
The world has come to know him as Alice Cooper, but his real name is Vincent Damon Furnier. He was born on February 4, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan and was brought up in a Christian family with a father and grandfather who were apostles in The Church of Jesus Chris.
Spending his early life as a church boy just as would be expected of a pastor’s son, Cooper later moved with his family to California and later Arizona. His first interest in music began when he was still just a boy. At first, it seemed to be just the normal music, but time would prove it to be something different.
For his education, he attended the Washington Elementary School before he moved to the Nankin Mills Jr. High. Next, he went to Cortez High School when his family moved to Arizona.
When Alice Cooper was 16, he formed his first band, The Earwigs which would evolve to The Spiders, and then later change its name to Alice Cooper. In the years to come, Cooper would go on to release close to 30 albums including Paranormal (2017), Welcome 2 My Nightmare (2011), The Last Temptation (1994), Zipper Catches Skin (1982), Lace and Whiskey (1977), Alice Cooper Goes to Hell (1976), Love It to Death (1971), Easy Action (1970), and Pretties for You (1969).
Apart from music, Cooper has likewise made appearances in a number of movies including Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991), The Attic Expeditions (2001), and Dark Shadows (2012).
Through his career as a musician, Cooper has won many accolades including at the Revolver Music Awards, Kerrang! Awards, and the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. He has also had two Grammy Awards nominations for Best Music Video, Long Form for Alice Cooper: The Nightmare (1984) and Best Metal Performance for Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn) 1997.
Wife and Family
Looking at his family life, Cooper is a married man. Before meeting his wife, Alice has been in some relationships in the past. The first woman he was publicly known with was Christine Frka would, unfortunately, die in 1972 following an overdose. He was again linked with Cindy Lang. Together, they lived for some years before finally ending their relationship. After the breakup, Lang who died in 2017 would sue the musician for Palimony.
Sheryl Goddard is the woman that he went on to marry in 1976. By 1983, the marriage was heading for the rocks as Goddard was ready to call it quits, hence she filed for a divorce. Fortunately for Cooper, he would be able to reconcile with his wife.
Alice and Sheryl Goddard have three children: Calico Cooper who is an actress and singer born in 1981, Dash (1985), and Sonora Rose (1993).
As far back as 1973, Forbes made a report about the singer already making millions. Years down the line, he has recorded even greater successes with his music business constantly on the rise. More so, he has stayed in the business for a very long time, becoming part of the golden age of rock n’ roll in the 1960s, and remaining still very significant many years after.
Cooper has been estimated to have a net worth of $40 million. He made his wealth from the success of his musical career through his tours, sale of albums, and many other ways. Also, he has been able to add something to his fortune from the endorsement deals he has had.
In 2010, the hard rocker came across an Andy Warhol original that was worth over $10 million. The interesting thing about the discovery was that he had even forgotten that he owned the artwork.
Height and Weight
Vincent Damon Furnier or if you prefer, Cooper has not got age on his side, but he obviously has some of his good looks and great style. He also has a good height and a slim body. In numbers, he stands at a height of 5.10 feet (1.78 m) and he has a weight of 80.7 kg (178 lb).