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|I love the Twisted History on the site, but I have only one problem. I really wish that there were biographies of all the members of the band, including the early members who aren't therre anymore. Hope someone see this and can add it to the site. STAY HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
Location: Noo Yawk
|The guy to ask about that would be Jay Jay, since he's the historian of the band and has been there longer than anyone. |
Dunno if bios from the earliest lineups even exist. But I'll ask.
Location: Graveyard BLVD.
bugsmom - 2006-04-02 5:01 PM
I love the Twisted History on the site, but I have only one problem. I really wish that there were biographies of all the members of the band, including the early members who aren't therre anymore. Hope someone see this and can add it to the site. STAY HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TARTAREAN DESIRE WEBZINE
ORIGIN : New York, New York, USA
STYLE : Hardrock
STATUS : Dissolved
LAST UPDATE : 2003-05-04
The legendary American hardrock band Twisted Sister was formed in December 1972 in New York as a cover band, performing songs by bands such as Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Mott The Hoople. In 1974 they were offered to record a song called "To Serve Man" for the soundtrack to a "Twilight Zone" TV episode but even if they finalized the song it was aborted when the band's vocalist Michael forgot to turn up for the sessions. In late 1975 they recorded several demo songs with their own material. In early 1976 the band recruited their new front man Dee Snider who had previously been singing with the club band Heathen.
After a couple of line-up changes the band signed a deal with Martin Hooker and his Secret label which was then mainly a punk label. After the demise of Secret Records the band went back to the club circuit before signing with Atlantic through Phil Carson after a performance of Channel 4's legendary show "The Tube". Their album "Come Out And Play" in 1985 was guested by Don Dokken (Dokken), Alice Cooper, Billy Joel and Brian Setzer (The Stray Cats). Dee Snider announced plans for a solo album during 1987 and in January 1988 the band officially announced their breakup.
Michael "Valentine" O'Neill 1972-1974 Vocals
Billy "Diamond" Stiger 1972-1974 Guitars
Jay Jay French 1972-1988 Guitars, vocals See also Wicked Lester. Owner of French Management.
Kenneth Harrison-Neill 1972-1978 Bass
Mel "Starr" Anderson 1972-1975 Drums See also The Dictators.
Frank "Rick Prince" Karuba 1975-1975 Vocals
Keith "Angel" Angelino 1975-1975 Guitars
Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda 1975-1988 Guitars See also Prisoner Of War, Scarecrow.
Kevin John Grace 1975-1976 Drums
Dee Snider 1976-1988 Vocals See also Dee Snider, Desperado, Heathen, Widowmaker.
Tony Petri 1976-1980 Drums See also The Plasmatics.
Mark "The Animal" Mendoza 1978-1988 Bass See also Bad Animals, Blackfoot, The Dictators.
Ritchie Teeter 1980-1981 Drums See also The Dictators.
Joey Brighton 1981-1982 Drums
A.J. Pero 1982-1986 Drums See also Cities.
Joe "Seven" Franco 1987-1988 Drums See also Annie Haslam, Barry Manilow, Blues Saraceno, Brand X, Doro, Ellen Shipley, Fat, The Good Rats, Hall & Oates, Hammerhead, Jennifer Holliday, Kathy Troccoli, The Ladder, Magellan, Maria Christensen, Mariah Carey, Phoebe Legere, Sheena Easton, Taylor Dayne, Van Helsing's Curse, Vinnie Moore, Widowmaker.
1982 Under The Blade Secret
1983 You Can't Stop Rock & Roll Atlantic
1984 Stay Hungry Atlantic
1985 Come Out And Play Atlantic
1987 Love Is For Suckers Atlantic
1992 Big Hits And Nasty Cuts (comp.) Atlantic
Nearly A Band Member
|Thanks for all the information Cyndi. I didn't know some of it|