KISS debuts 45 years ago

KISS debuts 45 years ago 

Posted: 11:36 am Thursday, January 25th, 2018

By Pete Rizzo

Kiss @ Coventry

Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter said hello to the world 45 years ago and they got paid a whopping $50 for it.

This month back in 1973, KISS played their first ever show to a whopping 10 people at the Popcorn Club (later re-christened as the Coventry) in Queens, N.Y. Gene said they got paid $50 to do two sets that night.

Here’s the first tune they ever played together live,…

,…along with what quickly became another highlight during their still-coming-together stage show (Gene does the deed about 3 1/2 minutes into the tune).