Watch Alice Cooper's ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’ Interview From 1974

Watch Alice Cooper's ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’ Interview From 1974

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Alice Cooper, 1974. Photo by Jorgen Angel/Redferns.

Alice Cooper’s career spans over 50 years. Since the mid-sixties, he has been pushing the boundaries of horror-show rock – a genre he more or less invented himself. The lovable shock rocker celebrates his 72nd birthday this week (Feb 4th), but his theatrics have only continued to evolve, and he remains one of the most larger-than-life characters on the world stage today.

But, as well as being one of the most thrilling performers of all time, Alice Cooper is also one of the sweetest guys on earth. This endearing interview from 1974 on UK music show The Old Grey Whistle Test is testament to this – that’s why it’s hard to believe him when he talks about how ‘dangerous’ Alice is! Even if he is talking about his eternal alter ego: “I can't be Alice all the time because he's a little bit too dangerous” he tells host ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris. Watch below: 

Alice Cooper | Old Grey Whistle Test’ Interview [1974]

And, just for fun, here’s a video of Alice Cooper performing “School’s Out” live on German TV in 1972. It’s a goth-glam fanfare of sequins, balloons and a choir of school kids, the likes of which will surely never bee seen again! 

Alice Cooper | “School's Out” [1972]

Alice Cooper touches down in Australia this week to kick off his national ‘The Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back’ tour that starts February 8th in Perth. Find more dates, details and ticket info HERE

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