Thursday, July 5: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today to one time Aerosmith guitarist Jimmy Crespo. He’s 64. Also celebrating is original Steppenwolf lead guitarist Michael Monarch (68).
Jimmy Crespo was lead guitarist for Aerosmith from 1979-1984. He replaced Joe Perry and co-wrote the Rock in a Hard Place album with Steven Tyler. Cheers to Jimmy on his birthday!
Aerosmith formed out of Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton played in a band called the Jam Band. They met singer Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano and formed Aersomith. Brad Whitford would replace Tabano in 1971. The band has sold over 100 million records worldwide making them the biggest selling American hard rock band of all time. They have had successful hard rock albums like Toys in the Attic and Rocks, and hits like “Dream On”, “Sweet Emotion”, and “Walk This Way”. Aerosmith was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.