You might love rock-and-roll, but how much do you know about the legends who made it what it is today? Years ago, rock-and-roll wasn’t just a genre: It was a window into an alternative, progressive lifestyle that no one had ever seen before.

Below are some little-known and fascinating facts about the history of rock-and-roll, the people who created it, and the legends that are still beloved today. You’ll never guess what one KISS band member was doing before he made it big.

#1. “Wild Thing” was written by Angelina Jolie’s uncle, Chip Taylor.

"Wild Thing” was written by Angelina Jolie's uncle, Chip Taylor.