Kiss releases Rock and Roll Over
Rock and Roll Over is an album by hard rock band Kiss.
Rock and Roll Over was written by singer-songwriter Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons and Peter Criss. Criss's vocals are featured on the tracks "Baby Driver" and "Hard Luck Woman." Paul Stanley, who originally wanted the song to be sung by Rod Stewart, gave it to Criss, after Simmons insisted Criss sing the song instead. Although the single did not equal the success of "Beth," it did become another Top 20 single for the group. Rock and Roll Over was the first Kiss album to ship gold and would eventually rise to double platinum status. It was certified Platinum on January 5, 1977, when it sold 1,000,000 albums and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard pop album chart.