Folk Rock?

Folk Rock?

Alice Cooper turned 71 yesterday (February 4th). Having reached number-two with their previous album, School’s Out, Alice Cooper and his band headed to Morgan Studios in London to try to top it. The result was Billion Dollar Babies, Alice’s only number-one album (U.S. and U.K.). He says that many of the stars who came to the sessions contributed to the album without credit, except for his unlikely duet with Donovan.  Apparently he wanted to hear folkie Donovan sing hard rock on the title track. Here’s Alice Cooper:

“Donovan, the only one who really got credit on Billion Dollar Babies, was certainly not the only one on that album. One session we had Harry Nilsson, Ric Grech, Marc Bolan, Keith Moon — all those people were on that album, They didn’t get credit on it, though. Donovan, though, was in the other studio and I went over there. And I think I was a little drunk and he was a little drunk. And I said, ‘I want to hear you sing a hard rock song. I want to hear you sing something really tough.’ I said, ‘Come on in here. Sing these lyrics.’ They were really vicious lyrics. And he just fell right into it and I think he really enjoyed himself.”

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