The guillotine used during Alice Cooper’s Billion Dollar Babies tour in 1973
Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith will be auctioning off some of his career memorabilia including what Smith says is the guillotine used during the tour in support of Billion Dollar Babies in 1973. Nice.
Neal Smith’s mirrored drum kit
Other items of note in the auction held by Heritage Auctions which is set to begin sometime in early February are Smiths’ mirrored drum kit that he used during the Billion Dollar Babies tour, and a load of glammy clothing Smith wore on stage in the late 60s and early 70s. Some of my favorite items from the auction follow.
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Silk shirt worn by Neal Smith and hand-made by Alice’s mother, Ella Mae in 1968
According to the auction description, the “pink dye” from Smith’s red and black pants seeped into the bottom of the bodysuit causing it to stain
Sailor shirt worn by Neal Smith.
The sailor suit pants worn by Neal Smith in 1973
The glammy pink bolero worn by Neal Smith in a photo shoot at the Pink Pussycat Strip Club on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, 1969
Jacket worn by Neal Smith on the back cover of the 1971 album, Love it to Death
Rhinestone satin jacket worn by Neal Smith during the Billion Dollar Babies Tour, 1973
Vintage Billion Dollar Babies tour poster designed by Charles “Prairie” Prince of The Tubes
Alice Cooper perform “Hello Hooray” (with drummer Neal Smith playing his sweet mirrored kit) during the Billion Dollar Babies tour in 1973
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Pretty for You: Alice Cooper’s unisex ‘Whiplash Mascara,’ 1973