Kiss manager and friend to me, Bill Aucoin passed away one year ago on June 28, 2010.
No one can ever replace the genius of this man with a great heart and sense of humor. He is missed greatly.
From Bill's Wikipedia Page:
William "Bill" Aucoin (29 December 1943 – 28 June 2010, Aventura) was an American band manager.
Born in 1943, Aucoin attended Northeastern University and graduated with a degree in film. He worked at WGBH in Boston during his college years and after. Aucoin later worked at Teletape Productions as a cinematographer.
Bill Aucoin, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, Joyce, Neil BogartCredited with discovering Kiss, Aucoin managed the group for nearly a decade. He quit in 1982 citing creative and directional differences, but later worked with the band on various DVD projects.
Aucoin originally produced a television show called "Supermarket Sweep" in the early (pre-1973) 1970s.
(And also a Music show called "Flipside"- Kiss Mask Webzine)
Aucoin had re-entered the management business with his company, Aucoin Globe Entertainment, at the time of his death of surgical complications from prostate cancer. He is survived by partner Roman Fernandez, and two sisters, Betty Britton and Janet Bankowski.