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Aerosmith: The Best of the 1970s

Hear songs from the band's debut decade

Aerosmith
Gems/Redferns
November 1, 2012 12:00 PM ET

Aerosmith were initially written off as a poor man's Rolling Stones, but the Boston five-piece proved the doubters wrong with an incredible string of hits in the mid-1970s. Hard drugs and infighting lead to the premature death of the original line-up by the end of the decade, and when they reformed in the mid-1980s outside songwriters brought them back to the top of the charts – though with a significantly poppier sound. Here's a look at the best moments from their initial creative burst in the 1970s.

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