GLEN – AFTER ALICE COOPER

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1974. Greenwich, CT. Glen in center, Dennis in foreground. Mick Mashbir in red chair. Photo by Cindy Smith Dunaway
1976a (2)
Glen’s house in Connecticut – around 1976
1976a
Glen and sister Janice in front of Glen’s home
1978
Glen at CBGB with Dead Boys (Cheetah Chrome) 1978
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These two pictures show Glen doing a guest spot with the “Flying Tigers” (Neal and Dennis’ band) in Connecticut in 1979. Photos by Weaver Santaniello

79a

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Glen in NYC in 1980
1980s
Glen (shades) and his band Virgin in Phoenix, in the early to mid 80s.
1982
Glen on stage with Virgin
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Glen and Virgin. (glen on the right)
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Sign for the ‘Mason Jar’. Popular spot for Glen’s band Virgin
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The building still exist, but it has gone through several name changes.

1985

 

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Sometime in the 80s

 

 80s Virgin VIRGIN

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1985
“What’s the big mahops?” Mid 80s
1987
40th birthday at parent’s house 1987
1988
Glen, Janice and future brother-in-law, Bob, about 1988.
1989
You take picture of me taking picture of you. Christmas 1988
1990
Family picture in the late 80s at Glen’s parent’s house.
1990a
Glen hamming it up at Janice’s and Bob’s wedding 1990
1994
Buxton-Flynn. The two played a few gigs in central Iowa and Minn in the mid-90s.

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1995
Some outdoor practice in Clarion, Iowa in the mid 90s
1996
Glen doing some antiquing at the house he shared with his fiancee, Lori – in Clarion, Iowa

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Alice and Glen

1996a
Probably Glen and Alice’s last meeting in late 1996 or 1997. On Alice’s tour bus – in Minnesota(?)
1996c
Glen – Clarion

AREA 51

Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Neal Smith, along with Richie Scarlett came together on October 10, 1997 to perform two shows. Referred to as BSBS (Glen called it Bullshit on Bullshit) they first performed on the Stevens and Prewett morning radio show (called Live at Billy Blues) and then on Sunday, October 12th, at a small club in Houston, Texas called Area 51. John Glenn helped out on keyboards. Dennis Dunaway unfortunately was ill and could not make it, so Richie took over on bass.

On the radio show, the band played: ‘I’m Eighteen’, ‘Schools Out’, ‘Under My Wheels’, ‘Billion Dollar Babies’, the intro from ‘Hello Hurray’ and ‘Muscle of Love’

Area 51 set list:

  • Hello Hurray (intro only)
  • Caught in a Dream
  • I’m Eighteen (With the “American Pie” ending)
  • Under My Wheels
  • Be My Lover
  • Desperado
  • No More Mr Nice Guy
  • Muscle of Love (With a Neal Smith drum solo)
  • Billion Dollar Babies
  • Titanic Overture
  • Schools Out
  • Hard Hearted Alice
  • Train Kept A Rollin`

Micheal and Glen, at separate times, jammed briefly after the show.

A week later – October 19 – Glen passed away, making these shows his last public appearances.

A VHS was made available of the show entitled ‘Rock Legends’ it is long out of print. Clips can be found on Youtube……..courtesy of Jeff Jatras.

Photos and Video from Glen’s Final Shows

1997
Publicity shot for Area 51 show near Houston, Texas in October 1997
1997a
Glen – Texas ’97
1997b
Michael and Dennis before show.
1997c
Area 51 show. Richie Scarlett on bass, flanked by Michael Bruce and Glen. Neal Smith on drums. Glen’s last show.
1997f
The Area 51 band did some autograph signing at a record convention while in Houston

From Akron to Phoenix to Hollywood. From Earwig to Spider to Cooper……GB, The Blonder Bomber

1998
Glen passed away about a week after the show in Texas. He was buried in Clarion, Iowas. This headstone was placed on his grave approx. a year later, partly paid for by fan donations.
1999c
To celebrate Glen’s life and musical career….several ‘Glen Buxton Memorial Weekends’ were held in the years following his death. The first was in his resting place in Clarion, the next was in his hometown of Phoenix, the third in Hollywood, CA, and the final one in Cleveland near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It took almost 10 more years….but Glen and his bandmates were finally inducted in to the Hall in 2011.

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2016

The HBO series Vinyl Episode 3. Alice Cooper band is discussed. “Glen” has a cameo.

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