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Happy 65th Birthday…

December 20th, 2010
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Respect can be a hard commodity to acquire. Take Peter Criss: my local paper, in noting his 65th birthday today, refer to him as a percussionist. That makes him sound like the guy who crashes cymbals at the end of the 1812 overture.

Criss was, for the uninitiated, the drummer for Kiss during their best years. One of the hardest working bands ever, Criss drummed in full makeup, and sang. His poignantly tender voice makes Beth the heartfelt tribute it is rather than the syrupy pap it could be.

But prior to Beth, Criss gave his unique vocals to Black Diamond, a highlight of pre-Beth Kiss shows. He had four solo albums and, lets face it, backstopped one of the best rhythm sections in rock and roll with one of the worst bassists.

Personally, Criss has been married three times, including 15 years to a former Playboy Playmate and Coppertone Model. He has been married to his current wife, Gigi Criss, since 1998.

Happy 65th birthday Peter Criss, you’ve earned it.

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