The fellowship we know today as Karaoke was once enjoyed in the same way under the name “free and easy” . . . sort of an open-mike night, back in a day.

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Remember Slade? Turns out, they were influencers of Kiss. Some Gen Xers will remember Slade, while others– especially U.S. fans– will only remember the latter, having been born later during the Gen X era. Slade, as a group, was boosted in part by a member’s early experiences of participation with his father in their local Free and Easy nights. Read more about Slade here.