Original photograph of Alice Cooper in concert at the Pavillon de Paris on September 16, 1975

Alice Cooper (subject)
Francois Loçhon (photographer)

Paris: Gamma-Rapho, 1975. Vintage oversize borderless double weight photograph of Alice Cooper performing at the Pavillon de Paris on September 16, 1975, in support of the 1975 album "Welcome to My Nightmare." French mimeo snipe with concert date, location, and photographer affixed to the verso.

One of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s and one of the most influential musicians in rock music history, "Godfather of Shock Rock" Alice Cooper still performs his theatrical rock hybrid of Grand Guignol and vaudeville over five decades later. Formed in high school, The Alice Cooper Group were signed by Frank Zappa to his new record label, Straight Records, in 1969. By 1973 the band had a string of successful concept albums and hit singles, and their concerts broke attendance records, breaking the Rolling Stones’ previous records, with new, ever-increasing theatrics. The band dissolved in 1974 and in 1975, Cooper returned with his solo debut album, "Welcome to My Nightmare," backed by Lou Reed's live band of the period. A journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven, featuring a monologue by Vincent Price, the album inspired a groundbreaking theatrical two-year worldwide tour, a 1975 ABC television special, "Alice Cooper: The Nightmare," and the 1976 concert film "Welcome to My Nightmare."

15.25 x 11.5 inches. Very Good plus, with light creasing at the corners.

[Book #158991]