"There is no way I'd be doing what I do now if it wasn't for The Beatles.
The name Klein, which means "small" in German, has the Hungarian equivalent Kis (a common Hungarian surname); this, however, did not give the band its name.
She and her brother, Larry Klein, were the only members of the family to survive the Holocaust.
Chaim Witz was born at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, Israel on August 25, 1949.
Simmons' father, Feri Witz, also Hungarian-born, remained in Israel, where he had one other son and three daughters, and worked as a carpenter.Simmons says the family was "dirt poor," scraping by on bread and milk., born August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.Also known by his stage persona The Demon, he is the bass guitarist and co-lead singer of Kiss, the rock band he co-founded with rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley in the early 1970s.
An "excellent typist," he served as an assistant to an editor of the fashion magazine Vogue, and also spent several months as a sixth grade instructor on the Upper West Side.A significant influence on Simmons was the Beatles.