Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Name That Band - Aerosmith
When he was in high school, Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer used to write the word "aerosmith" on his notebooks because he thought it sounded cool.
When it came time to name the new Boston band, Kramer suggested the name from his old notebooks.
At first, some members of the group thought he was talking about the old Sinclair Lewis novel Arrowmith, but Kramer said no - it's spelled "a-e-r-o-smith."
And the rest is rock and roll history. To this day, the Steven Tyler/Joe Perry Yardbirds-influenced band from Boston walks that way.