Original, Banned Cover With Alice’s Thumb Emulating a Penis
Photographer and renowned antique dealer, Roger Prigent, who snapped the infamous cover of 1971’s Love it to Death, the breakthrough third album by the band Alice Cooper, has passed away on December 15th, 2012, at the age of 89.
Primarily known for his fashion photography, Prigent became a prominent Manhattan antiques dealer when his eyesight began to fail three decades ago. Prigent died in New York City on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 after suffering a recent stroke that left him in a coma. Read more about Roger Prigent’s life and career at This Link.
On This Date In 1971: The band called Alice Cooper released their third album, Love It to Death, containing the single “I’m Eighteen.” Their first album produced by Bob Ezrin, Love It to Death went on to become the band’s commercial breakthrough, reaching number 35 on the Billboard 200 album chart and selling one million copies in the US.
On This Date in 1971: The Band called Alice Cooper peaked at Number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I’m Eighteen” (from the album Love It to Death), which was their first Top 40 single in the U.S.