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Letters: Alice Cooper a Hall of Fame person

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Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:14 pm

I just read that Valley resident, rocker and golf nut Alice Cooper finally got into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Many don’t know what a down-to-earth and good guy Alice Cooper is.

Years ago I met Alice at a car show in the Scottsdale Pavilions. I saw my favorite car I had owned for nine years there at the show — a 1968 fastback Mustang. I met a guy there who was asking the owner a bunch of questions about the car. I suggested he buy it and told him how reliable, fast and sporty this same car held up for me. I told him it would be an excellent investment because everyone loves Mustangs and baby boomers don’t ever want to grow up.

He thanked me and bought the car. He introduced himself, nonchalantly, as Alice Cooper. My first impulse was to say, ”I’m not worthy.” Instead we talked for about 10 minutes about golf. Here I am talking to him like he is my best friend and this is Alice “Freakin’” Cooper!

I shook his hand and wished him well with the ’68 Mustang he bought. He thanked me, enthusiastically, for my advice. Even though Alice Cooper’s act is about bad boys putting on a show, in person he is a good guy and one you would instantly like. ”Rock on Alice” as Wayne in “Wayne’s World” would say.

Dr. Jeff Eger, Mesa

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