Eric Carr

Eric Carr

Original Name Paul Charles Caravello
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 24 Nov 1991 (aged 41)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 3078 · View Source
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Rock Musician. Born Paul Charles Caravello, he replaced founding member Peter Criss in the rock band "KISS" in 1980, and played drums with the band until his death in 1991. He took up the drums at age 14, inspired legendary drummers Ringo Starr of "The Beatles" and John Bonham of "Led Zeppelin". Before joining KISS, his career saw him play with punk singer Wendy O. Williams and the band "Bionic Boogie". When he became a member of KISS the band was still in their days of wearing face makeup in public, and he took the persona of a fox. After a struggle with heart cancer, he passed away in 1991. On July 25, 1995, he was posthumously inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.

Bio by: Perry Claeys

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eric Carr (12 Jul 1950–24 Nov 1991), Find a Grave Memorial no. 3078, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Newburgh, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .