Where Steven Tyler Met Joe Perry

The Anchorage in Sunapee, NH, where Steven Tyler met Joe Perry.

The Anchorage in Sunapee, NH, where Steven Tyler met Joe Perry.

In the summer of 1966, Steven Tyler was eating french fries at a place called the Anchorage at Sunapee Harbor.   A combination restaurant/pinball arcade/hangout, the Anchorage was a place where boaters on Sunapee Lake could dock their boats and get a burger and a soda. According to Tyler, “I’m sitting there eating some French fries and I realize these are the best french fries I’ve ever had in my life… so being me I had to go see who made them. Back in the kitchen, this kid that made the french fries is flipping cheeseburgers. He has long hair over his eyes and thick horn-rim glasses.” It was Joe Perry.   At the time, Tyler was in a band called Chain Reaction and Perry would form his own Jam Band. In 1970, the two bands would combine and form Aerosmith.

Checkout the Anchorage’s website at: http://www.theanchorageatsunapeeharbor.com/

Required Listening:

  1. Walk This Way
  2. Sweet Emotion
  3. Sick As A Dog
  4. Same Old Song And Dance
  5. Make It

 

Joe Perry and Steven Tyler

Joe Perry and Steven Tyler.

 

Map of the Anchorage in Sunapee, NH

Map of the Anchorage in Sunapee, NH.