Saturday, July 8th | 2 PM
Join us at The Peregrine on Saturday, July 8th at 2pm
For a Conversation with the First Alice Cooper Roadie
Michael Allen was there in the early days, and will tell never-before-heard Alice Cooper tales at our Saturday event. These stories aren't even in his popular new book, Living and Touring with Alice Cooper. He will delve into his personal experiences working with the Alice Cooper group, from their early days in Arizona as The Spiders, through their tumultuous rise to fame as the defining face of “shock rock".
Purchase a signed copy of the book, exclusively at The Peregrine Book Company!
About the Book:
Joining the fledgling group as a college freshman in the mid-sixties, Mike “Amp Boy” Allen became Alice Cooper’s first roadie. As the misfit young band earned their stripes, traveling from gig to gig, and developing the style that would bring them massive success, Mike and the others faced setbacks, chance encounters, and the rollercoaster of the rock-and-roll lifestyle. With behind-the-scenes action, tender moments of family and friendship, and 100 photos of the band’s career from 1965 to 1970, the author brings readers into the untold tales of Alice Cooper’s early years. He shows the reality behind the show, which is often even stranger than the notorious concerts, from celebrity meetings and potentially career-ending catastrophe to mundane moments of scrappy determination. An intimate look at early years of a legendary rock group directly from a person who lived it, Michael Allen’s memoir ranges from hilarious to terrifying, with action-packed stories of success and desperate moments of uncertainty. This book pulls back the curtains on the origins of Alice Cooper and the role “Amp Boy” played in the band’s incredible career.
About the Author:
Michael Allen was nearly born in a duck blind and grew up all over the country, landing in Arizona when his U.S. Marine dad retired. He quit college to join a rock and roll band as their first-ever roadie. It was the band that became Alice Cooper. After his roadie days, Michael spent thirty years administrating anesthesia to a multitude of patients.