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Etymology of “Aerosmith”

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THE STORY BEHIND THE ‘AEROSMITH’ BAND NAME

Contrary to what people may think, the 1925 novel ‘Arrowsmith’ by Sinclair Lewis seems to have nothing to do with the band name. When the rock band was founded in Boston in 1970, it is the drummer Joey Kramer that came up with the name ‘Aerosmith’ which had already been rejected by one of his previous band. In fact, Joey used to doodle that name over and over in his high school notebook. The rest of the guys in the band liked and approved the name. Regarding the initial Aerosmith “wings” logo, that evolved over time, it was a reference to the old “Flying A” gas station signs. This is where the band’s name and logo finally come from.

‘AEROSMITH’ IN A NUTSHELL

Formed: 1970, Boston, Massachusetts,

Genre: Rock

Greatest hit: ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ (from the ‘Armageddon Soundtrack’ – 1998) – Charted:  1 for 4 weeks,  4.