Kix

hair story

Originally calling themselves Shooze and eventually changing their name to the Generators and ultimately, Kix, the band was formed by Ronnie Younkins, Brian Forsythe and Donnie Purnell in December 1977 in Hagerstown, Maryland. In 1981, they released their self-titled debut album, Kix, featuring “Atomic Bombs”, “Heartache”, “Contrary Mary”, “The Itch”, and “The Kid”. “Love at First Sight” instantly became a concert favorite. “Kix Are for Kids” creatively merged the name of the band with two popular cereals of the 1960s and 1970s, Kix (that featured an atomic bomb commercial) and the Trix Rabbit (“Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids!”). “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” became the band’s most popular concert song, always with a unique ad-lib performance by lead vocalist Steve Whiteman. With this album, the tongue-in-cheek rock and roll style of Kix was established…(from Wikipedia)
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hair band members

Steve Whiteman, lead vocals
Brian “Damage” Forsythe, guitar
Ronnie “10/10” Younkins, guitar
Donnie Purnell, bass
Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant, drums

hair albums & top 40 songs

Kix (1981)
Cool Kids (1983)
Midnite Dynamite (1985)
Blow My Fuse (1988)
  Don’t Close Your Eyes #11
Hot Wire (1991)
Live (1993)

post-hair albums

$how Bu$ine$$ (1995)
The Essentials (2002)
Thunderground (2004)
Live in Baltimore (2012)
Rock Your Face Off (2014)

live shows

Live at Hammerjacks, Baltimore, MD 7/4/1991

Live in Baltimore