Cadillac in Wexford County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
On October 9, 1975, Cadillac High School hosted an event that attained worldwide acclaim as one of the most iconic stories in Rock and Roll lore. On that day, KISS came to Cadillac and a legend was created.
In 1974, Head Coach Dave Brines and Assistant Coach Jim Neff, decided to play the music of KISS before football games to energize the team. With KISS as its inspiration, the team had a seven game winning streak and captured the conference co-championship.
Neff stayed in contact with KISS, and the result was KISS coming to CHS. The band participated in the homecoming parade, performed a concert in the gym, received the key to the City of Cadillac, and departed via helicopter from Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Viking won the 1975 Homecoming Game.
The renowned bond between Cadillac and KISS endures to this day and has brought distinction to Cadillac and Cadillac High School.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is October 9, 1975.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Chestnut St, Cadillac MI 49601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. T. Walter Kelly (approx. 0.6 miles away); Amvets Post 110 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cobbs and Mitchell Mill No. 1 (approx. Ύ mile away); Cadillac Carnegie Library (approx. Ύ mile away); Charles T. Mitchell House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cobbs and Mitchell Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clam Lake Canal (approx. 1.9 miles away); John Emil Larson Farm (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cadillac.
Also see . . . KISS Cadillac. Excerpt:
In October of 1975, Cadillac High School in Cadillac, Michigan made Rock n Roll history when KISS played at their homecoming.(Submitted on October 3, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.)
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