John Raptis

John Raptis

By day, a mild mannered multimedia designer but by night a super-heroic rock photographer armed with lens, attitude and a vast collection of black tee shirts!
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Peter Criss, a bearded Ace Frehley, Eric Carr, and Bill Aucoin attend the baptism of Jenilee Criss.

Peter Criss, a bearded Ace Frehley, Eric Carr, and Bill Aucoin attend the baptism of Jenilee Criss.

1977 - the band appear at a radio station sans make-up. Ace adorns a NASA helmet.

1977 - the band appear at a radio station sans make-up. Ace adorns a NASA helmet.

Ace, Gene & producer Vini Poncia at Electric Lady Studios (1979)

Ace, Gene & producer Vini Poncia at Electric Lady Studios, 1979

From Ros Radley: I was hoping this photo would stay under the radar but it's been on Facebook since Dec. 20, 2016 so it was just a matter of time until someone found it.  The photographer is Chesher Cat and the photo was most likely taken May 28, 1974 Vancouver, British Columbia, PNE Garden Auditorium during a sound check. I'm still waiting for a response from the photographer to confirm that info. It's amazing that a photo like this would turn up after all this time. I can promise you KISS…

Peter Criss rehearses - May 1974 Vancouver, British Columbia, PNE Garden Auditorium

Here's a clipping from the Detroit Free Press late 76 or early 77 with what they thought they'd look like without the make-up.

Here's a clipping from the Detroit Free Press late 76 or early 77 with what they thought they'd look like without the make-up.

Ace Frehley, Kiss