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Joe Perry

Joe remembers going to the family dinners as a child where his uncle would sing Portuguese folk songs on his homemade guitar. As Joe got older his parents got him clarinet and piano lessons. After listening to Ike & Tina Turner, Roy Orbison, and Elvis on the radio in the late 1950's, he wanted to emulate the sounds he was hearing. Joe finally talked his parents into getting him a guitar that he played for a while and then put it…

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Tom Hamilton

Tom Hamilton is the bassist a founding member of Aerosmith. He grew up right outside of Boston, and met Joe Perry when he was a very young kid. In 1970, they formed Aerosmith. Most clubs wanted them to play top 40 hits, but the band wasn’t interested in that. They wanted to play their own songs. “We only took gigs where we could play the songs we wanted to play. It was more of a concert kind of vibe than…

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