|Birth name||Paul Charles Caravello|
|Born||July 12, 1950
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
|Died||November 24, 1991
New York City, U.S.
|Associated acts||Kiss, Ace Frehley|
Early career[change | edit source]
One of Carr's first bands was ""Salt and Pepper"". They played covers of various artists. They had success in the 1970s playing in small clubs. The band continued playing for nine years. Salt & Pepper became the opening act for artists such as Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone. The group changed their name to "Creation" in 1973 and began to play Disco.
Kiss[change | edit source]
In 1981, Carr replaced Peter Criss on drums in the hard rock band Kiss. Carr brought a heavy metal style to the band. The band's first album with Carr was Music from The Elder, released on November 16, 1981. Carr co-wrote some songs on the album. He co-wrote "Escape from the Island" with Ace Frehley, and "Under the Rose" with Gene Simmons. Other albums with Kiss were Creatures of the Night, Lick It Up, Animalize, and Hot in the Shade.
References[change | edit source]
- The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches, by Jeremy Simmonds
- Kiss Members: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Eric Carr, Vinnie Vincent, Bruce Kulick, Eric Singer, Mark St. John, by General Books LLC, 2010