Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tripping the music fantastic
My heart goes boom, boom, boom for Chris Botti. I was ecstatic to hear him pair with two Boston icons, the Boston Pops and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. Tyler sings “Smile” on Botti’s album, Chris Botti in Boston (what else?). Didn’t realize Charlie Chaplin wrote the music to this song.
Steven Tyler playing at the Boston Symphony seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? The one and only time I’ve seen him perform in person (and it was a performance) was at the old Music Hall before Aerosmith became world famous.
Before the Wang Center became the Citi Wang Center, it was known as the Music Hall – at least in the 60’s and 70’s. Once a glorious music hall, built in 1925 and then named the “Met”, it transformed itself a few times and slowly lost its grandeur. It was in the 70s that the Music Hall tried to keep its doors open by featuring up and coming performing artists or those in their twilight years. Those were the years we could walk up to the ticket booth the night of the concert and buy seats – Aerosmith, Linda Ronstadt, Eagles, Grateful Dead.
Here’s a you tube and voice of Steven Tyler: