Cadillac unveils monument on 40th anniversary of Kiss visit

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FILE– In this Oct. 9, 1975 file photo, members of the rock band KISS, from top left: Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley and Gene Simmons, line up behind two members of the Cadillac High School Vikings football team, wearing KISS facepaint, in Cadillac, Mich. The small northern Michigan city is celebrating the 40th anniversary of an unforgettable visit by rock ‘n’ roll band Kiss with two days of events and a monument dedicated to the band. (Mike McCarty/Cadillac News via AP, File)

(AP) — A monument celebrating the 40th anniversary of the rock band Kiss’ visit to the northern Michigan community of Cadillac has been unveiled.

The Cadillac News reports (http://bit.ly/1G7cXAe ) that the approximately 10-foot-tall black granite monument is placed near Cadillac High School’s stadium.

It reads, in part: “The renowned bond between Cadillac and Kiss endures to this day.”

The band known for wearing makeup that masks the members’ faces visited Cadillac in October 1975 to meet the football team, which credited Kiss’ music for its winning season the previous year.

Kiss rode in the homecoming parade, performed in the school gym and left from the football field in a helicopter.

Members of the band weren’t able to attend Saturday’s unveiling.

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Information from: Cadillac News, http://www.cadillacnews.com

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