The five original members of the rock band Aerosmith (Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer, and Tom Hamilton) lived on the second story of 1325 Comm. Ave. in the early 70s. It was here "The Bad Boys of Boston" began their remarkable career. "Movin' Out," a track n their self-titled debut album, was written about moving out of this apartment. Known for their oversized personalities and combustible stage performances of blues-tinged hard rock, Aerosmith went on to become one of America's most influential rock and roll bands and achieved international success.
The Music Museum of New England (MM/ONE) launched the Boston Music Trail on Monday, 11/5/2012, by unveiling the first of several markers honoring sites significant to the musical history of the city. The first marker I the Boston Music Trail was installed at 1325 Commonwealth Ave in Brighton, MA where Aerosmith lived together and rehearsed in the basement when the band first moved to Boston in 1971 to begin its storied career.
Areosmith arrived at the site at Noon, performing on a flat bed truck. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino unveiled the marker with Steve Nelson, president and co-founder of MM/ONE. Nelson, manager of the legendary 1960s rock club, The Boston Tea Party, said that
Aerosmith's apartment is but one of many noteworthy places around the city which deserve to be recognized and remembered for their importance to music in Boston and around the world.
The first phase of the Trail, involving six locations, is being funded by Music Drives Us. MM/ONE will announce more locations soon. Information about the locations will be accessible at www.mmone.org with an interactive map so area residents and visitors can Walk This Way to view and learn more about them.
MM/ONE's mission is to preserve, honor, and showcase New England's musical heritage. Its website is a virtual museum featuring the artists, places, media, business people and educators who have contributed to the rich and vibrant musical history of the region and its diverse genres of music. Harry Sandler, co-founder of the museum and member of the popular 1960s band Orpheus, stated MM/ONE's long-range goal is to build a brick-and-mortar visitor center and archive.