Almost half a century on from their formation, iconic rock group Aerosmith are still going relatively strong. However, now approaching their ’70s, the rockers – and singer Steven Tyler in particular – are showing inevitable signs of wear and tear. We take a look at the rubber-lipped frontman’s most recent health scare.
Aerosmith officially got together in 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts. And the classic line-up of vocalist Steven Tyler, guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, bassist Tom Hamilton and drummer Joey Kramer subsequently settled a year later. In 1972 the band then landed a deal with Columbia Records, and they released their self-titled debut 12 months later.
Bigger things were to follow. In 1975 Aerosmith’s third album, Toys in the Attic, propelled them into the mainstream, while 1976 follow-up Rocks ensured that they stayed there. Indeed, the group had amassed a dozen Hot-100 hits by the end of the 1970s, developing a dedicated fan base known as the Blue Army along the way. Yet Aerosmith became just as renowned for hard partying as great music.