Steven Tyler is an American musician and songwriter best known for his work as the lead singer of Aerosmith. In the 1960s, he was a drummer and singer in a variety of local rock and roll bands. In 1969, he met up with a guitarist named Joe Perry in Sunapee, New Hampshire. In 1970, they met up again and Aerosmith was formed. After spending time on the Boston club circuit, under the tutelage of their first manager, Frank Connelly, they secured New York management in the form of Steve Leber and David Krebs, a record deal and released their self-titled debut album. It was followed up with the classics “Get Your Wings,” “Toys in the Attic,” “Rocks,” and “Draw the Line,” which catapulted Aerosmith to international fame and recognition. These albums produced legendary hits like “Dream On,” “Walk This Way,” and “Sweet Emotion.” Aerosmith’s first five albums all went multi-platinum.
After some fights within the band and consequences from his drug abuse, Tyler and the rest of Aerosmith released their comeback album “Done With Mirrors.” Aerosmith released “Permanent Vacation” in 1987, which charted three Top 20 singles and sold five million copies. The band followed up in 1989 with “Pump” and once again in 1993 with “Get a Grip,” both of which sold seven million copies apiece and launched the band into global superstardom, well eclipsing their success in the 1970s.
Tyler and Aerosmith are staying active and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and released another platinum album. Since 2001, Aerosmith has launched a successful tour every year and has maintained an active role in the music industry, recording the albums Just Push Play (2001) and “Honkin’ on Bobo” (2004).
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