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Here at 94.1 KRNA, we take birthday's very seriously. Especially, when the person celebrating a birthday is a founding member of one of the greatest rock bands in history.

Today, we'd like to wish a very Happy Birthday to original KISS drummer Peter Criss. This may come as a shock to some of you, but Peter turns 71 years-old today. WOW!

According to, "Peter was born George Peter John Criscuola on December 20th, 1945. Criss established the Catman character for his KISS persona."

Peter was in the band from the beginning, he left around 1980. I'm a huge fan of the "Classic KISS" line-up. If you ask me, it's not the same without the four original members all playing together. Maybe we can get them to do one more reunion....but we better hurry.

Peter sang on a number of KISS songs over the years. His biggest hit was the ballad "Beth." Peter sang some other songs, and I want to feature the one I like most. Happy Birthday Peter!