Remember That Time KISS Played a MI HS Homecoming?
Jim Neff's story about the epic visit starts's with him as the English teacher/assistant football coach in 1974. In an effort to motivate the football players who'd lost their first two games after coming off an undefeated season, Neff borrowed a record player from the high school library and started playing some of his rock album collections. KISS' second album, Hotter Than Hell, seemed to do the trick to fire up the team.
They started winning. Neff contacted the band to tell them about it. They seemed interested in the story.
The team kept winning. The band was still interested.
What happened from there is pure Hollywood.
This morning I asked on-air what Michigan High School Homecoming dance did the band KISS perform live at in 1975. The story from Neff is really a great read.
I've had a couple people tell me that they - or their sibling - attended the show, which cost $3 (best they could remember).
WMMQ listener Martha Rees' mom is pictured here with the band. She says the band uses this pic of her mom all the time for their ads. Martha was 19 years old at the time and her younger brother was still a student. He wasn't interested in going, so she went to the concert - so did her mom!
Martha told me via FB that her mom used to say, “ They are just a nice bunch of boys trying to make a living.”
Keep listening for more chances this week to win tickets from Joey and me to see KISS' End of the Road World Tour stop at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, March 9, 2019.
Photo taken in Times Square a couple of weeks ago: