It is difficult to say exactly in which year the Aerosmith group was founded. Whether it was 1964, when Steven Tallarico founded The Strangeurs (later Chain Reaction), where he plays the drums, or 1969, when this group merges with the other – Jam Band – and takes the name Aerosmith…
1972 is actually the beginning of a career. Steven changes his name from Tallarico to Tyler.
The group signs a contract with a record label for $ 125,000. In two weeks their first album, Aerosmith, is recorded and mixed. The band goes on a tour promoting LP and is very successful – albums are selling like hotcakes, more singles climb the charts. The next few years are concerts, magazine covers, and hit charts by storm.
In 1977, they played in the Far East and recorded the platinum album Draw the Line, and a year later they paid over $ 3,500 bail to free 52 fans who broke the no-smoking rule at a concert in Fort Wayne. During this time – as probably in every band – there are tensions, quarrels, goodbyes and returns. They come out unscathed, as evidenced by subsequent awards – in 1988 they were awarded by MTV for the first time – in the “Best Group Video” and “Best Stage Performance in a Video” categories – both for the song Dude Looks Like A Lady.