Steven Tyler went home Wednesday to Boston, the night before Aerosmith played their 50th anniversary show at Fenway Park, two years after it was originally scheduled then canceled due to the pandemic.
The rock and roll legend made a surprise appearance at the Allston apartment building at 1325 Commonwealth Avenue, where Aerosmith lived in the early 1970’s. The building was one of five in the city that celebrated the band's return with projections being displayed on it
Tyler pulled up to the building in an SUV and met and posed for pictures with several of the building's residents, including Lindsay Foley, who said, "He was talking about where the liquor store was when they used to live there and pointing down the street, and how they used to set up recording equipment in the basement of the building and soundproofed it so they could have a private rehearsal space.”
Back in November 2012, the city of Boston unveiled a plaque on the building to recognize the band getting its start there. Aerosmith was performed a nine-song set for hundreds of fans that day.
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry talked about living together in Boston in the band’s early days:
"We were in an apartment building that we all lived together for once and I thought that was the secret to make it - the band being together, we wake up in the morning and write songs. And we did and I looked at Joe and I said, 'Wow, man, we're together finally, we're all living here,' and he moved out in two weeks with his girlfriend and I've never forgiven him."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]