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Aerosmith


1948

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is born.

1950

Joey Kramer of Aerosmith is born.

1950

Joe Perry of Aerosmith is born.

1951

Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith is born.

1952

Brad Whitford of Aerosmith is born.

1970

Aerosmith comes together in Sunapee, New Hampshire, a summer resort.

1973

Aerosmith’s self-titled debut is released. It contains the band staples “Dream On” and “Mama Kin.”

1975

Aerosmith releases ‘Toys in the Attic,’ including the hit singles “Sweet Emotion” (#36) and “Walk This Way” (#10).

1976

“Dream On,” from Aerosmith’s debut album, is re-released as a single and reaches #6.

1976

Aerosmith hits #21 with “Last Child”.

1978

Aerosmith hits #23 with “Come Together”.

1978

Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith are injured in Philadelphia when a fan tosses a cherry bomb onstage.

1980

Aerosmith’s ‘Greatest Hits’ collection is released. It remains their best-selling album to date, having sold 10 million copies.

1984

Guitarists-in-exile Joe Perry and Brad Whitford attend Aerosmith’s show at Boston’s Orpheum. Afterward, they agree to put the original quintet back together.

1985

The re-formed Aerosmith releases Done With Mirrors, the first of four studio albums for their new label, Geffen Records.

1986

Run-D.M.C.’s remake of “Walk This Way,” a collaboration with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, enters the Top Forty. It becomes the first big rap-rock crossover hit, reaching #4.

1987

“Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” becomes Aerosmith’s first Top Forty hit in nine years. Two more singles from ‘Permanent Vacation,’ the group’s first album since getting clean and sober, race up the charts

1988

Aerosmith hits #3 with “Angel”.

1988

Aerosmith hits #17 with “Rag Doll”.

1989

‘Pump,’ the cornerstone album of Aerosmith’s post-sobriety renaissance, is released. It yields a bumper crop of hit singles

1989

Aerosmith hits #5 with “Love In An Elevator”.

1991

‘Pandora’s Box,’ a three-CD box set retrospective of Aerosmith’s years on Columbia (1973-1982), is released. The previous month, it was announced the Aerosmith had re-signed to Geffen Records in a deal worth $30 million.

1992

Aerosmith hits #18 with “Living on the Edge”.

1993

‘Get a Grip,’ Aerosmith’s 11th studio album, debuts at #1. It goes on to sell 7 million copies in the U.S. and more than 10 million worldwide. It also ushers forth another quartet of hits

1993

Aerosmith hits #12 with “Cryin’”.

1994

Aerosmith hits #17 with “Crazy”.

1994

The 11th Annual “MTV Video Music Awards” airs live from New York’s Radio City Music Hall, after an eight-year absence from the Big Apple. Rosanne is the host and Aerosmith wins three awards, including “Video of the Year” for “Cryin’”.

1998

Aerosmith hits #29 with “Pink”.

1998

“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” from the soundtrack to the film Armageddon, becomes Aerosmith’s first #1 hit. It holds down the top spot for a full month.

2001

Aerosmith are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Aerosmith