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Out of the lineup

The band members Aerosmith left behind still wonder ‘what if’

Former Aerosmith guitarist Ray Tabano Former Aerosmith guitarist Ray Tabano, at his home in Yonkers, N.Y., with a photo of the band from the early 1970s. (Jennifer Taylor for The Boston Globe)
By Laura Bennett
Globe Correspondent / August 11, 2009

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It’s summer of 1970 and they’re sprawled on the bleachers at Boston University, five lanky kids with half-smiles and shaggy hair, squinting lazily into the sun. Joey Kramer peers out from beneath woolly bangs. Joe Perry looks perplexed and Tom Hamilton grins goofily. Steven Tyler, skinny and wide-mouthed as ever, lounges in the middle of them all. And on the ... (Full article: 1442 words)

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