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Tom Hamilton


1970- Aerosmith - bass  

Live musician

2016-2017 Thin Lizzy - bass  

Guest musician

1989 Alice Cooper - bass  

Personal information

Born on: 31.12.1951

Early years

Hamilton first started playing guitar when he was 12 and switched to bass when he was 14 to join a local band because they had an open space at that position. Hamilton was in a few bands with soon-to-be Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and David "Pudge" Scott. One of the bands was simply called "The Jam Band". It was at a Jam Band gig in summer 1970 at a place called "The Barn" in Sunapee, New Hampshire, that the Jam Band met Steven Tyler, and the four of them agreed to move to Boston to start a band (not yet named Aerosmith). Scott left the group shortly thereafter, being replaced by Tyler on drums. The three became a power trio with Hamilton on bass, Perry on guitar, and Tyler on drums and vocals. Then Ray Tabano joined and eventually Joey Kramer joined (who coined the name "Aerosmith") in replacing Tyler on drums so he could focus on vocals. Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford and Aerosmith was born.

Aerosmith Songs Written

The following Aerosmith songs have a writing credit given to Tom Hamilton

1. . "Sweet Emotion" From "Toys In The Attic"
2. . "Uncle Salty" From "Toys In The Attic"
3. . "Sick As A Dog" From "Rocks"
4. . "Crtical Mass" From "Draw The Line"
5. . "Kings And Queens" From "Draw The Line"
6. . "The Hand That Feeds" From "Draw The Line"
7. . "The Reason A Dog" From "Done With Mirrors"
8. . "The Movie" From "Permanent Vacation"
9. . "Janie's Got A Gun" From "Pump"