- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/1 - Opportunistic / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (6,52,54)
- Incarnation Cross : JX Moods
American musician, a member of the aggressive, blues-based hard rock group Aerosmith.
In 1970, Perry and Tyler met in Sunapee, NH where Perry was playing nights in the "Jam Band," and Tyler sat in for a gig. They decided to form a trio with another jam member, Tom Hamilton. Tyler recruited Joey Taylor on drums and guitarist Ray Tabano.
The group moved into an apartment in Boston, with Brad Whitford soon replacing Tabano, and began to build up a local reputation as a hard-rock act. They did their first gig as "Aerosmith" at a Boston high school.
They signed a contract with a label and recorded "Aerosmith" in August 1973. When they hit the live circuit they began moving up the charts, playing to crowds over 100,000 by 1979. They signed with Geffen Records for a reported five-album-$7 million advance. In 1995 they made a four-album deal with Sony for a $10 million advance.