WESTPORT, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Westport’s Neal Smith!
Smith, who has owned a home in Westport, turns 67 on Tuesday. The musician and drummer was born Sept. 23, 1947 in Akron, Ohio.
Smith performed as the drummer for Alice Cooper from 1967 to 1976. He performed on the group's early albums "Pretties for You" and "Easy Action," the breakout album "Love It to Death" and the subsequent successful albums "Killer," "School's Out," and "Billion Dollar Babies." His last album with Alice Cooper was "Muscle of Love."
Smith has been selling real estate in New England since the early 1980s. He is also still active in music, and has performed with Alice Cooper during a show in 1998.
In 1999, he released his first solo album, "Platinum God," recorded in 1975.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in the performer category, as a member of the original Alice Cooper band in 2011.
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