5 Guitarists Who Got Started on Christmas Presents
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The lead guitarist of KISS grew up in a very musical family. His parents and grandparents were all pianists or organists, and his brother and sister play as well. When he was 13-years-old in 1964, his haul from the family Christmas was a pipe, a box of condoms, and his first electric guitar. Because he grew up poor, in and out of school and making his way through life in street gangs, Frehley's guitar gift not only launched a legendary career, he credits it with saving his life.