Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
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1945 – He was born on the 20th day of December this year.
1973 – He joined the pre-Kiss group Wicked Lester.
1976 – He is given co-writer credit for the ballad "Beth," which was a Top 10 hit for Kiss.
1970 – He became increasingly frustrated with his role in the group.
1980 – He left Kiss in May this year to begin a solo career.
1995 – He performed with Kiss during their appearance on MTV Unplugged.
2001 – He remained a member of Kiss until this year,when he left over a contract dispute.
2002 – He rejoined the band in 2002, but departed again in March 2004 when Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons opted not to renew his contract.
2006 – His most recent public appearance was a short interview on VH-1’s Rock Honors special in which he talks about the role he had in Kiss and that band’s longevity.