We’ve got a couple of occasions in Kisstory to celebrate today at WBLM. 36 years ago at the Civic Center, the Creatures of the Night/10th Anniversary tour came to Blimpville. January 21, 1983 was their last appearance with makeup here in Portland until the return of the klassic Kiss with Peter and Ace in 1997.

Along with Paul and Gene, this Kiss included Vinnie Vincent on guitar and Eric Carr on drums. Opening the show was Night Ranger who were brand new to us with their debut album, Dawn Patrol featuring Don’t Tell Me You Love Me. 

Check out this great Portland TV News segment from the night of the show! You might see someone you know in the front row!


Let's also not forget to wish a Happy Birthday to founding member Paul Stanley who turned 67 yesterday. 

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Here’s something you may not have known about Paul, he has microtia which is an underdeveloped outer ear. It’s his right ear that is deformed and he is also deaf in that ear. The “Starchild” of Kiss is the celebrity spokesperson for AboutFace, an organization in Canada that supports people with facial differences.