In October of 1975, Cadillac High School in Cadillac, Michigan made Rock 'n' Roll history when KISS played at their homecoming. Several sources have called this one of the top ten stories in the history of Rock 'n' Roll. MLive recognized the KISS show in Cadillac as one of the top 30 Michigan concerts of all time. Here is how it all happened.
Due to budget constraints and the growth in the student population the schools became overcrowded. The result was “Split Sessions.” Basically, in “splits” the high school was divided into two sessions. The seniors and juniors went from 7:00 AM – 12:00 noon and the sophomores and freshmen went from 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Five straight class hours, no lunch, no study halls.
The KISS Cadillac story has attained legendary status. At the time, the event received worldwide attention. However, due to the reporting in the '70s KISS Cadillac is something that could not happen today.
As Seen on WNEM TV...
"It was like being on Planet KISS."
Do we remember Cadillac? That's not the way to put it. We can't forget you.
It's an honor to be part of this."
Cadillac recognized at the :53 second mark and photos at the 3:35 mark.
KISS concert opening -- the most exciting one minute on earth!