Steven Victor Tallarico, better known as Steven Tyler was born on March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York. The son of a music teacher, he started playing drums at a young age,then focused on singing. After moving to Boston in the late 1960s, Tyler eventually met up with the musicians that formed the rock group Aerosmith, guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton while they played in different bands in the Sunapee, New Hampshire area. Guitarist Ray Tabano (later replaced by Brad Whitford) and drummer Joey Kramer then joined Aerosmith. The band played its first gig together in 1970, and lived in Boston.

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