Eric Carr

Born Jul 12, 1950

Paul Charles Caravello, also known as Eric Carr, was an American musician, best known as drummer for the rock band Kiss. Caravello was selected as the new Kiss drummer after Peter Criss left in 1980, where he chose the stage name "Eric Carr" and took up the "Fox" persona. He remained a band member until his death of complications from heart cancer in November 1991, aged 41.… Read More

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1950 Birth Carr was born as Paul Charles Caravello on July 12, 1950, to Albert and Connie Caravello. … Read More


1965 14 Years Old …  His first band, The Cellarmen, was formed in 1965 by him and several of his friends. … Read More


1974 23 Years Old Tragedy struck in 1974 when a fire broke out during a discothèque gig at Gulliver's restaurant in Port Chester, New York, killing dozens of people including the band's keyboardist and lead singer. … Read More
1979 28 Years Old The band continued on, sometimes under the name, "Bionic Boogie". They held a benefit to replace their ruined equipment. Carr would go on with the band until 1979. They enjoyed some success, performing as an opening act for established names such as Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone. The band broke up in late 1979. … Read More
…  Bookings diminished, and Caravello handed in his resignation in May 1980. … Read More


1981 30 Years Old Carr's first album with Kiss was 1981's Music from "The Elder", which marked a departure for the band toward a mystical art-rock direction. … Read More
1983 32 Years Old After Caravello passed the audition, time was short but the band had some trouble coming up with a character persona and a stage name for him before his debut concert. "We never actually told him he was in the band," stated Paul Stanley on USA Network's Night Flight program in 1983, "We just said: "In two weeks we're playing.'"
1988 37 Years Old His first lead vocal in the studio was a re-recording of "Beth" (a song originally sung by Peter Criss) for the 1988 compilation album Smashes, Thrashes & Hits. … Read More
1989 39 Years Old In 1989, he recorded a demo with Kiss lead guitarist Bruce Kulick. … Read More


1990 40 Years Old Carr's last live performance with Kiss was November 9, 1990 in New York City, at Madison Square Garden.
Carr's last recording with Kiss was for the song "God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II", which featured him on backing vocals. The last time Carr worked with Kiss was in July 1991 when Kiss filmed the video for "God Gave Rock 'N Roll to You" with Carr playing drums.
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