Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band." Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with singer Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.
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Anthony Joseph "Joe Perry" Pereira (born September 10, 1950) is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the rock band Aerosmith. He is influenced by many rock artists especially The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. He was ranked 84th in the Rolling Stone's list The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Thomas William "Tom" Hamilton (born December 31, 1951 in Colorado, United States) is an American musician, best known as the bassist of hard rock band Aerosmith.
Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico; March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.
Joseph Michael "Joey" Kramer (born June 21, 1950, The Bronx, New York City, United States) is the drummer for the American hard rock band Aerosmith.
Ray Tabano (aka Crazy Raymond) (born December 23, 1946 in The Bronx, New York, U.S.) is a musician and former Aerosmith rhythm guitarist. Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford in 1971.
Bradford Ernest Whitford (born February 23, 1952) is the rhythm guitarist for the hard rock band Aerosmith.