Steven Tyler’s Wild Life And The Appalling Dark Secret From The Early Days Of Aerosmith

Sara | February 9, 2018 6:46 pm

It’s no wonder why Steven Tyler is considered “one of the greatest singers of all time” and has even been named in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers. After all, Tyler has sold more than 150 million records over the course of his career, primarily as the frontman of legendary rock band Aerosmith. But living the drug-addled life of a rock star does not come without drama. You’ll never believe what he did to his teenage girlfriend in the ’70s!

Steven Tyler Was Born With Music In His Bones

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Born Steven Tallarico on March 26, 1948, Steven Tyler always had music in his bones. Tyler grew up in Yonkers, New York with his mother Susan and father Victor, who was an accomplished classical pianist. One of Tyler’s first professional gigs was playing drums in his father’s band and he continued to play throughout his time in school. Tyler grew up with British Invasion music and was particularly fond of The Rolling Stones, whose shows he’d keep close track of so he could watch them in action.