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Video Surfaces Of KISS Performing At Ace Frehley's Wedding In 1976


KISS played guitarist Ace Frehley's wedding in 1976, jamming at the event without their signature make up and costumes. The brief set was captured on 8mm footage and eventually posted on YouTube.

C.K. Lendt describes the circumstances surrounding the performance in his book, Kiss and Sell: The Making of a Supergroup.

"Ace's May 1976 wedding to Jeanette Trerotola, an Italian girl from suburban New York, was a huge affair at New York's Americana hotel that attempted to link two sharply different worlds," he writes.

"Jeanette came from a large family. At the wedding, many relatives showed up, including her grandfather, one of the highest ranking officials in the Teamsters who was known as Joe T. Her father was also a Teamster official. At times, the two camps reportedly appeared to face off against each other, with each group congregating on opposite sides of the ballroom. One friend of the band, a gay musician who came dressed in a black leather motorcycle jacket and knee-high boots, supposedly came close to inciting a riot when he congratulated members by giving them bear hugs and huge kisses."

The video captures the band playing "Rock and Roll All Nite" and "Shout It Out Loud."

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