Ace Frehley’s Birthday – April 27, 1951
Posted 4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

Ace Frehley’s Birthday – April 27, 1951

 

Conversation Starters:

  • Happy Birthday to the Spaceman – Ace Frehley! Which KISS member had the best alter-ego?
  • Happy Birthday Ace Frehley! Are you still hoping Space Ace will rejoin KISS for a reunion tour down the road?

Fast Facts

  • Born: Paul Daniel Frehley on April 27, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York
  • Age: 62
  • He rose to fame as a founding member of KISS (alter ego is Spaceman or Space Ace)
  • Functioned as the lead guitarist of KISS from 1973-1983 and 1995-2002
  • He got his nickname from his ability to get dates for his friends – he was an “Ace” for matchmaking
  • Frehley was a roadie for the Jimi Hendrix experience for one night – he helped Mitch Mitchell set up his drum kit during their last New York appearance
  • He was in a band called Millemo in the early 70s who was signed to RCA Records but never released an album
  • According to Gene Simmons, Freshley designed the lightning bolt guitar strap that has been copied by many other artists
  • He is a certified genius with an IQ of 164
  • Ace designed the KISS logo and Paul Stanley refined it
  • Frehley did not record vocals until “Love Gun” (‘77) when he appeared on the song “Shock Me”
  • Frehley’s self-titled solo album was released in ’78 and became the best-selling record of all KISS members’ solo albums – partially due to the Top 40 hit “New York Groove”
  • During the time he was separated from KISS, he released albums with the band Frehley’s Comet and as a solo artist
  • KISS reunited with all original members in ’95 for “MTV Unplugged” – they then embarked on a reunion tour that last through ’97 and released “Psycho Circus
  • He’s also tried his hand at acting and released an autobiography in 2011 called “No Regrets

Personal Life:

  • He met his wife Jeanette when he was 19 years old – they  are now divorced but have a daughter together named Monique
  • He was the victim of an internet hoax in 2007 when rumors spread that he had committed suicide by overdosing on pills

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Sources:

Check out the top 10 Ace Frehley Kiss songs at Ultimate Classic Rock

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