Aerosmith Played Their First Concert w/ 11 Songs This Day in 1970

Ready for some hot Flashback Friday music news? Good, because it's been 50 whole dang years since Aerosmith played their very first gig on this day, November 6th.
The show took place in 1970 at Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, Massachusetts with an 11-song set. This was during the early days when the band would play at colleges, high schools, junior high schools, clubs, ballrooms, and other small venues throughout the East Coast.
Their debut self-titled album wouldn't be released for another three years, but the band had already written some of the music. Attendees at that first gig got to hear early renditions of "Movin' Out" and "Somebody." "Movin' Out" has been played over 90 times, most recently in 2019, while "Somebody" has been performed only around 48 times and not since 1994.

The rest of the setlist was made up of covers, including opening song "Route 66." They did cuts like "Rattlesnake Shake" by Fleetwood Mac, "Think About It" by The Yardbirds, "Live With Me" by The Rolling Stones, and "Good Times Bad Times" by Led Zeppelin. The set ended on Tiny Bradshaw's "The Train Kept A-Rollin'."
See the full setlist here:
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Nowadays, Aerosmith hardly plays as many covers as they have 15 studio albums under their belts. They do, however, still cover Tiny Bradshaw from time-to-time.

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Last updated: 15 Apr 2021, 13:50 Etc/UTC