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Tom Hamilton

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Songwriter who was the bassist for the hard rock band Aerosmith, the group known for songs like "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing."

Before Fame

He played bass in his first band at age fourteen, two years after learning the guitar.


He earned songwriting credits on Aerosmith's singles "Sweet Emotion" and "Janie's Got a Gun."

Family Life

He married Terry Cohen in 1975; the couple has two children named Julian and Sage.

Associated With

He met Steven Tyler and founded Aerosmith in 1970.