Paul Stanley’s Birthday – January 20th, 1952
Posted 1/20/2013 12:00:00 AM

Paul Stanley’s Birthday – January 20th, 1952

 

Conversation Starters

  • KISS guitarist Paul Stanley has a birthday today! Have you ever had the chance to see the band in concert?
  • Happy Birthday to Paul Stanley of Kiss! What’s your favorite KISS jam?
  • Happy Birthday to Paul Stanley! Is the Star Child your favorite member KISS?

Fast Facts

  • Born Stanley Harvey Eisen on Jan. 20, 1952 in Manhattan, NY
  • Joined a band called the Post War Baby Boom at age 15
  • Stanley met Gene Klein (Simmons) and they both played in the band Wicked Lester; they recorded a debut album but it was never released
  • The two soon met Ace Frehley and Peter Criss and formed Kiss in 1973
  • Stanley’s stage name in Kiss is “Star Child”
  • Stanley along with Simmons wrote many of Kiss’ songs
  • He produced the group New England’s debut album in 1978
  • Kiss decided to “unmask” in 1983 which skyrocketed their career that had stagnated in the 80’s
  • Stanley toured in 1989 as a solo act
  • He has been a guest artist on recordings for Anthrax, Wendy O. Williams and New England
  • In 1995 the original members of Kiss (Frehley and Criss left in the 80’s) reformed for one of the most successful tours of 1996
  • Stanley played the Phantom in the Phantom of the Opera in Toronto (the last person to do so)
  • Stanley continues to tour with Kiss, and the band released their 20th studio album Monster, in 2012

Personal

  • Was married to Pamela Bowen from 1992-2201 (one child together)
  • Married Erin Sutton in 2005 (two kids together)
  • Has three kids (Evan b. 1994, Colin b. 2006 and Sarah b. 2009)
  • Had hip replacement surgery in 2005

Discography

  • Solo
    • Paul Stanley (1978)
    • Live to Win (2006)
    • Kiss
      • Kiss (1974)
      • Hotter Than Hell (1974)
      • Dressed to Kill (1975)
      • Destroyer (1976)
      • Rock and Roll Over (1976)
      • Love Gun (1977)
      • Dynasty (1979)
      • Unmasked (1980)
      • Music from “The Elder” (1981)
      • Creatures of the Night (1982)
      • Lick It Up (1983)
      • Animalize (1984)
      • Asylum (1985)
      • Crazy Nights (1987)
      • Hot in the Shade (1989)
      • Revenge (1992)
      • Carnival of Souls: The Final Sessions (1997)
      • Psycho Circus (1998)
      • Sonic Boom (2009)
      • Monster (2012)

RIAA

  • Kiss-Gold (1977)
  • Hotter Than Hell-Gold (1977)
  • Dressed to Kill-Gold (1977)
  • Destroyer-Multi-Platinum(2001)
  • Rock and Roll Over-Gold (1976)
  • Love Gun-Platinum (1977)
  • Dynasty-Platinum (1979)
  • Unmasked-Gold (1980)
  • Creatures of the Night-Gold (1994)
  • Lick It Up-Platinum (1990)
  • Animalize-Platinum (1984)
  • Asylum-Gold (1984)
  • Crazy Nights-Platinum (1988)
  • Psycho Circus-Gold(1998)
  • Hot In the Shade-Gold (1989)

Awards

  • Billboard Top 100 Album
    • Paul Stanley- #40 (1978)
    • Live To Win- #53(2006)
    • Billboard Hot 100 Songs
      • “Hold Me, Touch Me”- #46 (1978)

Videos

Links

Sources

Check out his top 10 Kiss songs at Ultimate Classic Rock

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