Sunday, March 26: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (March 26) to Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler. He’s 69. Also celebrating is Smashing Pumpkins co-founder and former guitarist James Iha (50) and original Boston bassist Fran Sheehan (68).
Steven Tyler rose to fame with Aerosmith in the 1970's with albums like Toys in the Attic and Rocks and a string of hits like "Dream On", Sweet Emotion", and "Walk this Way". Tyler was included on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Singers" Aersomith have sold over 150 million records worldwide and are the best-selling American hard rock band of all time. Steven Tyler and Aerosmith were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Some call the Aerosmith "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band", and I'd have to agree. They totally rock! The band is calling it quits with a farewell tour later this year. I suggest you get out and see them while you have the chance. I plan on hitting a couple of shows when the U.S. dates get announced. For more on Aerosmith, check out the band's official website here.