Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, and Joe Perry founded the band Aerosmith in Sunapee (New Hamshire, USA) back in 1970. Shortly afterward, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford joined them.
The self-titled debut album “Aerosmith” was released in 1973, a blues album. The band’s breakthrough came two years later with the third album, “Toys in The Attic.”
With increasing success, drugs also found their way into the group. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry earned the nickname “The Toxic Twins.” In 1979 this broke up with Aerosmith, and more and more arguments, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford left the group.
The following years were not so successful, and the albums’ quality was not comparable to the previous ones. Aerosmith didn’t get back on track until Joe Perry and Brad Whitford returned, and Steven Tyler went into drug rehab. “Rag Doll” and “Dude” were the first hits after the reunion.
In 2001 Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are one of the sporadic rock groups that, except 1979 to 1984, still play in their original line-up.
In 2004 the album “Honkin ‘On Bobo” was released. Aerosmith also played a gig in the Kölnarena in June 2007. In 2012 they released their album “Music from Another Dimension!”.