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Glen Buxton

(November 10th 1947 - October 19th 1997)

Birth Name: Glen Edward Buxton
Born: November 10, 1947 - Akron, Ohio
Died: October 19, 1997 - Clarion, Iowa
Cause Of Death: Complications From Pneumonia

1969 Alice Cooper - Pretties For You
1970 Alice Cooper - Easy Action
1971 Alice Cooper - Love It To Death
1971 Alice Cooper - Killer
1972 Alice Cooper - School's Out
1973 Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
1974 Alice Cooper - Muscle Of Love
1974 Alice Cooper - Greatest Hits
1997 Ant Bee - Lunar Musik

Glen Edward Buxton (November 10, 1947 – October 19, 1997) was a U.S. musician, and guitarist for the original Alice Cooper band. He was born in Akron, Ohio.

In 1964, while attending Cortez High School in Phoenix, Arizona, Buxton made his debut in a rock band called The Earwigs, comprised of high school students Dennis Dunaway and Vincent Furnier. They were very popular, and changed their name to The Spiders in 1965, and later to The Nazz in 1967. In 1968, to avoid legal entanglements with the Todd Rundgren-led "Nazz", Buxton's band changed their name to Alice Cooper.

Buxton was the co-writer of classic songs like "School's Out", "I'm Eighteen", "Elected," and "10 Minutes Before the Worm." He is credited as lead guitarist on seven albums by the Alice Cooper band, including the chart-topping Billion Dollar Babies, although he didn't actually play much on it due to substance abuse issues. Throughout the late '70s and '80s, Buxton maintained a low profile, playing only occasional club gigs with obscure bands like Shrapnel and Virgin.

In the 1990s, Buxton lived on a farm near Clarion, Iowa performing with local artists. A few weeks shy of his 50th birthday, he died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Mason City, Iowa. Before his death, the guitarist was able to spend time with his old bandmates; Alice Cooper, Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce, and Neal Smith.

In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named Buxton one of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time."

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