Alice Cooper: “I sent Mary Whitehouse flowers every day” (Q338 Preview)

Alice Cooper: “I sent Mary Whitehouse flowers every day” (Q338 Preview)

alicecooperAlice Cooper has told Q he sent UK public morality crusader Mary Whitehouse flowers on a daily basis when his act first arrived in the country.

However speaking in our new issue, Q338 out now, the rocker says the floral gifts weren’t an attempt to get the activist to drop her calls to have him band, inadvertently she was in fact Alice Cooper’s biggest plugger.

“Any band, any movie, has to have a protagonist and an antagonist - the good and the evil,” says Cooper, explaining why he adopted his ghoulish persona.

“When I started in rock'n'roll we didn't have a dark lord. Jim Morrison was the closest we had to one, but it was very introspective with him, so I decided to create a character with the make-up and the shocking jokes.

“Some people didn't get it. [UK moral crusader] Mary Whitehouse wanted us banned! But we sent her flowers every day because we were thinking, ‘Thank you. You've helped us to sell out Wembley and get to Number One’.”

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