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Steven Victor Tallarico, better known as Steven Tyler, was born on March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York. As the lead singer of Aerosmith, Tyler is considered to be one of rock's greatest showmen. The son of a music teacher, he started playing drums at a young age, but then focused on singing.

After moving to Boston in the late 1960s, Tyler eventually met up the musicians that would form the rock group Aerosmith. He reportedly met up with guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton while they were playing in different bands in the Sunapee, New Hampshire area. Guitarist Ray Tabano (who was later replaced by Brad Whitford) and drummer Joey Kramer joined up with the others to form Aerosmith. The band played its first gig together in 1970, and shared an apartment in Boston.

Steven Victor Tallarico was born on March 26, 1948 at the Polyclinic Hospital in Manhattan, New York, and moved to the Bronx when he was three years old. The family moved to Yonkers when he was about nine years old. The son of Susan Ray (née Blancha; June 2, 1925–July 4, 2008), a secretary, and Victor A. Tallarico (May 14, 1916–September 10, 2011), a classical musician and pianist who taught music at Cardinal Spellman High School in The Bronx.

His father was of Italian and German descent, while his mother was of Polish and English ancestry. His maternal grandfather, who was from what is present-day Poland, changed his surname from "Czarnyszewicz" (from the Polish czarny 'black') to "Blancha" (from the French blanche or Catalan/Spanish blanca 'white').His paternal grandfather, Giovanni Tallarico, was from Cotronei, Calabria, Italy.Steven has one older sister named Lynda. Steven attended Roosevelt High School and the Quintano for Young Professionals School.

Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico; March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion
He is also known as the "Demon of Screamin'"and is equally known for his on-stage acrobatics
During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand
In the 1970s, Tyler rose to prominence as the frontman of Aerosmith, which released such milestone hard rock albums as Toys in the Attic and Rocks
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tyler had a heavy drug and alcohol addiction, and the band's popularity waned
He completed drug rehabilitation in 1986 and has subsequently maintained sobriety for over 20 years, aside from a painkiller addiction in the late 2000s, for which he successfully received treatment in 2009
He has embarked on several solo endeavors including guest appearances on other artists' music as well as film and TV roles (including as a judge on American Idol
He is included among Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers
He was also ranked 3rd on Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time
In 2001 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith, and he was the presenter when AC/DC was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003
In a September 2006 interview with Access Hollywood, Steven Tyler revealed that he had been suffering from Hepatitis C for the past 11 years

 

 

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