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Today the Starchild of KISS turns 70-years-old so we wish Paul Stanley a most happy birthday! Stanley formed the famously high-spirited rock band in New York City in 1973 with Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss. As the co-lead singer and guitarist of the fully costumed up KISS, Stanley continues to tour with the modern version of the band with as much energy as ever.
To celebrate his birthday, here are some fun facts about Stanley you may not have known:
- He is a huge fan of classical opera.
- He was the last to play the Phantom in the Toronto Production of The Phantom of the Opera.
- For a short time time, Stanley changed his on-stage persona to “The Bandit”,
- He was born with microtia, a deformed ear which prevents him from hearing on his right side.
- Paul Stanley said he wrote Hard Luck Woman for Rod Stewart.
Watch KISS perform Detroit Rock City live in Houston in 1977 here: