10. Aerosmith – Top 10 Rock Stars of the 70s
Often referred to as the “bad boys from Boston,” Aerosmith first broke onto the music scene in 1971, signed with Columbia Records in 1972 and released their debut album in 1973, which was simply called Aerosmith. Their unique style of hard rock, combined with pop and rhythm and blues as well as the flamboyance of lead singer Steven Tyler and the musical chops of guitarist Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, bassist Tom Hamilton, and drummer Joey Kramer resonated with audiences and critics alike.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, Aerosmith has sold over 150 million records worldwide, scoring 12 multi-platinum, 18 platinum and 25 gold albums. The band has accumulated twenty-one Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, nine number-one hits, four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and ten MTV Video Music Awards. In 2013, the band’s principal songwriters, Tyler and Perry, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2019, the band will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Aerosmith is still actively touring today and selling out venues. Their latest engagement is a Las Vegas residency at the Park MGM theater.
Billboard Top 10 hits
I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing
Janie’s Got A Gun
Love In An Elevator
What It Takes
Walk This Way