Alice Cooper: “I owe career to Jimi Hendrix”
Alice Cooper has revealed that he believes his career would have stalled had it not been for guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.
The shock rock godfather says that Hendrix introduced him to long time manager Shep Gordon who launched Cooper’s career.
Talking to Britain’s Daily Express, he said: "My manager for the last 40 years has been Shep Gordon. In the late Sixties, Shep met Jimi at an L.A. hotel pool with [soul band] The Chambers Brothers. When Jimi asked Shep what he did he replied he didn't know yet. Jimi replied: 'Are you Jewish? You should be a manager.'
"One of The Chambers Brothers then said, 'There's a rock band living in our basement and they need a manager.' If Jimi hadn't been sunbathing that day who knows where we all might have ended up?"
Watch Alice Cooper and band playing early hit 'I'm Eighteen' below:
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