|Picture A was taken in late
1973, when the band was wearing black leotards. It seems that Ace's leotard was made of
velvet. Note the leather belt around his waist, it would return for the next outfit.
Already for the New Years Eve show in 1973, the band had new costumes, and on picture B
and C we see Ace's. It was a black leather shirt, with lightning bolt designs down the
front. The boots (picture C) also had lightning bolts. This outfit can be seen in video
recordings of the bands performance on Dick Clarke's "ABC In Concert". Around
the neck triangles made of round studs, the design as on the shirt in picture A in the