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Kirsty Young's castaway is the rock musician Alice Cooper.
As a teenager he says it was British music that he tuned in to - listening to The Beatles, The Yardbirds and The Who. He realised that while rock music had many heroes, there were few villains - that was the territory he marked out for himself. He developed his trademark look - blackened eyes, straggly hair and glamorous clothes - and set about designing live shows that were gleefully gory and macabre.
While critics have described him as 'the world's most beloved heavy metal entertainer', it took him a while to untangle himself from his creation. "For a long time I honestly didn't know where I began and Alice ended. My friends at the time were Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and I was trying to keep up with them. And I realised when they all died that you didn't have to be your character off stage.".
The Yardbirds — Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
Composer: Keith Relf, Jim McCartyBeckology, Columbia
The Beach Boys — I Get Around
Composer: WilsonThe Beach Boys: 20 Golden Greats, EMI
The Who — I’m a Boy
Composer: Pete TownshendThe Who: The Singles, Polydor
Laura Nyro — Timer
Composer: Laura NyroStoned Soul Picnic –The best of Laura Nyro, Columbia
King Crimson — 21st Century Schizoid Man
Composer: Fripp-McDonald-Lake-Giles-SinfieldIn the Court of the Crimson King, Polydor
Jane's Addiction — Been Caught Stealing
Composer: Perry Farrell/ Eric Avery/Dave Navarro/Stephen PerkinsUp from the Catacombs: The Best of Jane’s Addiction, Warner Bros/Rhino
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band — Work Song
Composer: Adderley/BrownEast-West, Elektra
Bob Dylan — Ballad of a Thin Man
Composer: Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited, Columbia
Sun 21 Nov 201011:15