No more Mr. Nice Guy

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Hollie Newton
Aug 15, 2014

50 years ago, 1964: Author Ian Fleming, who created the fictional James Bond - "British secret agent 007" - and devised some of the most grisly deaths in literature, died following a heart attack, he was 56. 

25 years ago, 1989: Moon gazers in the Eastern United States  would witness their first total lunar eclipse in seven years - a colorful, natural spectacle conveniently set in a prime-time slot. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into Earth's shadow and is dimmed, giving off a coppery-red glow.

10 years ago, 2004: Alice Cooper's show at the Sandusky State Theatre brought three generations of fans together in downtown Sandusky to witness a man who maintained his rock star persona for over 30 years. Fathers held sons on their shoulders; mothers and daughters dressed alike; grown men in golf shirts mingled with dog-collar toting teens.

Comments

wetsu

Having seen Alice Cooper a number of times since the early 70's his show at the State Theater was the best performance by him I can remember.

SamAdams

I've seen Alice a couple of times, and the show at the State WAS a good one! He's long been the master of the stage show, and it was great to see that he still was. Sure wish the State would bring more shows like THAT one into town!

wetsu

He was in such a relaxed mood that night and didn't feel the need to promote an album, etc. it was just hit after hit, the band was tight and you could tell that they were genuinely having fun. You're right, Sam, bring more shows like this. Blue Oyster Cult comes to mind. Or Peter Wolf.

SamAdams

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knowitall

Is Alice a male?

SamAdams

Seriously???

Yes, Alice Cooper is a man. His real name is Vincent Fornier (sp?). The son of a minister, believe it or not. He and his wife are still very religious -- his wife is very big in the pro-life community in Phoenix.

knowitall

No, I was not serious. Your comments are pretty interesting. Thanks.