Brad Whitford’s Birthday – February 23rd, 1952
Posted 2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM

Brad Whitford’s Birthday – February 23rd, 1952


Conversation Starters

  • Happy Birthday to Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford! Who’s the better Aerosmith guitarist: Brad Whitford or Joe Perry?
  • Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford celebrates a birthday today! Diehard fans of the band know he replaced which member in 1971?
    • Answer: Raymond Tabano

Fast Facts

  • Attended Berklee School of Music
  • Played for other bands such as Teapot Dome, Earth Incorporated, Cymbals of Resistance and Justin Tyme
  • Was not one of the original members of Aerosmith (he replaced Raymond Tabano in 1971)
  • Whitford is one of the guitarists for Aerosmith (the other being Joe Perry)
  • He co-wrote “Round and Round,” “Nobody’s Fault” and “Last Child”
  • Appeared, along with fellow bandmates, in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Left Aerosmith in 1981
  • Formed the Whitford St. Holmes Band with Derek St. Holmes (former guitarist for Ted Nugent).
  • Reunited with Aerosmith in 1984
  • He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Aerosmith in 2001


  • Born Bradford Ernest Whitford on Feb. 23, 1952 in Winchester, Mass.
  • Was married to Lori Phillips (1976-1978) and Karen Lesser (1980-2004)
  • Whitford is currently married to Kimberly Whitford
  • He has four children


  • Aerosmith (1973)
  • Get Your Wings (1974)
  • Toys In the Attic (1975)
  • Rocks (1976)
  • Draw the Line (1977)
  • Live Bootleg (1978)
  • Night in the Ruts (1979)
  • Rock In A Hard Place (1982)
  • Done with Mirrors (1985)
  • Permanent Vacation (1987)
  • Pump (1989)
  • Get A Grip (1993)
  • Nine Lives (1997)
  • A Little South of Sanity (1998)
  • Just Push Play (2001)
  • Honkin’ On Bobo (2004)
  • Rockin’ the Joint (2005)
  • Music from Another Dimension! (2012)


  • Get Your Wings-multi-platinum (2001)
  • Toys In the Attic-multi-platinum (2002)
  • Rocks-multi-platinum (2001)
  • Draw the Line-multi-platinum (1996)
  • Live Bootleg-platinum (1978)
  • Night In the Ruts-platinum (1994)
  • Permanent Vacation-multi-platinum (1995)
  • Just Push Play-multi-platinum (2001)
  • Pump-multi-platinum (1995)
  • Get A Grip-multi-platinum (1995)
  • Nine Lives-multi-platinum (1998)
  • A Little South of Sanity-platinum (1998)


  • Grammys
    • Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocal
      • 1990- “Janie’s Got A Gun”
      • 1993- “Livin’ on the Edge”
      • 1994- “Crazy”
      • 1998- “Pink”




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