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When rock was king in South Florida, this photographer was there

When rock was king in South Florida, this photographer was there

The first time photojournalist Larry Singer met future rock ‘n’ roll royalty, he was wandering backstage at the now-defunct Pirate’s World amusement park in Dania Beach, searching for a woman named Alice Cooper.

“I thought he was a chick, man,” Singer recalls. “I’d never seen the band before.”

Singer, hired as a stringer for the Chicago rock magazine Circus to photograph an Alice Cooper concert, found the man born Vincent Furnier in a dressing room at the end of a hallway in December 1971, drinking beer with bandmates, his eyes framed in spiky ringlets of thick, black greasepaint. When Singer noticed the Alice Cooper stage costume — skintight stretch pants underneath a lace-up...

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