Twisted Sister

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Formed in 1973, this New York, USA-based hard rock band’s original purpose was to provide the antidote to the disco music that was saturating the airwaves during the mid-70s. Twisted Sister evolved from a band called Silverstar, but the line-up did not start to take shape until 1976 when founding members Jay Jay French (John Segall, 20 July 1952, USA; guitar) and Kenny Neill (bass) were joined by Dee Snider (b. David Daniel Snider, 15 March 1955, Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA; vocals), Eddie Ojeda (b. 5 August 1955, USA; guitar/vocals) and Tony Petri (drums). Mark ‘The Animal’ Mendoza (b. Mark Glickman, 13 July 1955, Long Island, New York, USA; bass, ex-Dictators) replaced Neill in 1978 to complete the first stable line-up.

Twisted Sister built up a bizarre image that borrowed ideas from Kiss, Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls. Musically they combined sexually provocative lyrics and dumb choruses with heavy-duty,...

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