August 30, 2006

Gene Simmons Dead

No, not that Gene Simmons.

TUPELO - Morris E. "Gene" Simmons, 69, legendary rockabilly musician, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a six-month illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland-Harris Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

In 1968, Simmons recorded a song titled "Ring Dang Do." In the late 1980's, several people attributed this song to being an early track by KISS bassist Gene Simmons, and the song even found its way onto several Wicked Lester (the band's name prior to becoming KISS) bootlegs.

R.I.P.

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