Aerosmith on The Midnight Special
Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry

The most successful and influential American rock band to rise to prominence in the 1970s, Aerosmith applied and stylistically broadened the hard rock format to almost unparalleled artistic success. Incorporating blues, R&B, folk, and funk influences consistently, the group also established the “power ballad” (with the best intentions) as a viable approach and ensured rock’s commercial endurance in the decade amidst disparate musical trends. Spiritual descendants of The Yardbirds, the five men more than acquitted themselves as natural successors and, appropriately, went on to dominate popular music with a distinctive sound often imitated but never matched.


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