Sunday, October 15: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Oct. 15) to singer Frank DiMino of 1970's rock band Angel. He's 66. Also celebrating is singer ‘Dizzy’ Dean Davidson of 80's hair metal band Britny Fox (57).
Angel formed in the mid 1970’s out of Washington, D.C. and were known to all dress in white and were known for their elaborate stage shows. They were signed to Casablanca Records and were label mates with Kiss. Angel was discovered by Gene Simmons of Kiss when they were playing in a nightclub. He eventually signed them to the Casablanca label. In fact, there was talk of Angel touring with Kiss as part of a ‘Heaven and Hell’ Tour which would have gotten the band much needed exposure but that tour never would happen. Unfortunately, due to the lack of exposure, Angel never achieved mass commercial success but they would develop a cult following with a lineup that featured Frank DiMino on vocals, Punky Meadows on guitar, Mickie Jones on bass, Gregg Giuffria on keyboards, and Barry Brandt on drums. They released several albums between 1975 and 1981. Cheers to Frank DiMino on his birthday today!
Check out some classic footage of Angel in concert below.