Venue: Nipmuc Regional High School
City: Mendon, MA
Country: USA

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First Aerosmith live performance.

Route 66

Rattlesnake Shake

Happenings Ten Years Time Ago

Movin’ Out


Think About It

Walkin’ The Dog

Live With Me

Great Balls Of Fire

Good Times Bad Times

Train Kept A Rollin’

The gymnasium at Miscoe Hill School in tiny Mendon, Mass. may seem like an inauspicious place for rock legends to get their start, but it’s where Aerosmith played their first-ever show on Nov. 6, 1970.

The new band got the gig because Joe Perry‘s mother, who worked at a nearby school, knew someone at Miscoe Hill, which was then known as Nipmuc Regional High School, and helped set it up. At the time, Ray Tabano was on rhythm guitar. He would be replaced by Brad Whitford a year later. Tickets for the show cost about a dollar.

“I remember being blown away by their sound,” said Roy Spindel, who attended the show. “When they were playing, it seemed obvious they were going to go some place. All I could think of was, ‘This is what it must feel like when the Rolling Stones play.’ They sounded like they had been together forever.”

Even at that early stage, the band were finding ways to get into trouble. According to reports, Steven Tyler grabbed a school shirt from the locker room and wore it onstage. And, try not to be shocked, but they may also have sneaked in some alcohol.

[source: UltimateClassicRock]

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