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Five Bands and Their First Gigs

Aerosmith played their first show together 47 years ago today (November 6), and even though they have sold out arenas and stadiums all over the world, even “The Bad Boys from Boston” had to start somewhere.

In honor of this anniversary, here are five bands and some details about their first gigs.


Aerosmith played their first show at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, Massachusettes.  How did they land the gig?  Joe Perry’s mom knew someone who worked for the school.   Way to go, Mrs. Perry!

Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion

Music video by Aerosmith performing Sweet Emotion. (C) 1991 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT