Joey Kramer’s Birthday – June 21st, 1950
Posted 6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM

Joey Kramer’s Birthday – June 21st, 1950

 

Conversation Starters

  • Happy Birthday to Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer! Who’s your favorite rock drummer of all time?
  • Happy Birthday to Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer! Which Aerosmith songbest features Joey’s talents?
  • Happy Birthday to Joey Kramer of Aerosmith! What’s your favorite Aerosmith album?

Fast Facts

  • Born: Joseph Michael Kramer on June 21, 1950 in Bronx, New York
  • Age:63
  • Kramer played in The Medallions, King Bees, Unique 4 and Turn Pikes before joining Aerosmith
  • He joined Aerosmith in 1970 soon after it was founded by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton
  • Kramer has had a great deal of success with the group, from their gold and platinum albums to their four Grammy Awards
  • He has toured constantly with the group, from North America to Japan, Australia to South America, to Israel
  • Kramer has worked on side projects as well, producing drum tracks for various artists
  • He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Aerosmith in 2001
  • Joey Kramer made it onto Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time list and the band landed at #59 on the publication’s 100 Greatest Artists list
  • With Aerosmith, Kramer has earned two People’s Choice Awards, 6 Billboard Music Awards, 8 American Music Awards, 12 MTV Video Awards and an Academy Award nomination for Best Song
  • Kramer released a memoir, Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top, which was released back in 2009
  • He developed an instructional drumming project called Drum Loops and Samples

Personal Life

  • Married his wife, Linda, back in 2009
  • They have a house in Georgetown
  • Kramer has been sober for 25 years and has been open about a mental breakdown he suffered in 1995 after being sober for nearly a decade
  • Had a difficult relationship with his father, who he writes about in his book as being abusive, but he also says his father is also responsible for his strength in dealing with his breakdown
  • Has a love of cars and owns a Lamborghini

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Links

Sources

  • http//www.joeykramer.com/index.cfm/pk/content/pid/400068
  • http//www.allmusic.com/artist/aerosmith-mn0000604852/awards
  • http//www.austin360.com/news/entertainment/music/f1-aerosmith-drummer-still-hits-hard/nS46C/
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