|Birth name Kenneth Aaronson|
Role Bass player
Name Kenny Aaronson
|Years active 1971-present|
Instruments bass guitar
|Born 14 April 1952 (age 63)
Brooklyn, New York (1952-04-14) |
Associated acts Dust, Stories, Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve, The New York Dolls
Music groups Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve, The Yardbirds
Albums Through the Fire, Roger the Engineer, For Your Love, Five Live Yardbirds, The Very Best of The Yardbirds
Similar People Michael Shrieve, John Idan, John Eddie, Top Topham, Earl Slick
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Kenny Aaronson (born April 14, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American bass guitar player. He has recorded and performed with several notable artists, such as Billy Idol, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Hall and Oates.
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- Early life and career
- Peak success
- Recent work
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Early life and career
He started playing drums at the age of eleven, following in his older brother's footsteps. Aaronson switched to electric bass at the age 14 after becoming enamored by the bass on Motown records and was strongly influenced by James Jamerson. As a teenager, he played bass for Brooklyn-based hard rock band Dust, which included Marc Bell (a.k.a. Marky Ramone), which released two albums in 1971 and '72 on the Kama Sutra label. In 1973, Aaronson joined the New York band Stories, whose single,"Brother Louie", reached #1 on the Billboard, Cashbox and Record World charts.
In 1988 Aaronson was named Bassist of the year by Rolling Stone. That year Aaronson also toured with Bob Dylan, but he was forced to leave the tour after developing skin cancer. Aaronson underwent surgery, which was successful in defeating the disease. Aaronson was the bassist in the house band for the MTV Guitar Greats Show where along with Dave Edmunds, Chuck Leavell and Michael Shrieve, he backed up artists such as Steve Cropper, Brian Setzer, Dickie Betts, Link Wray, Neal Schon, Johnny Winter, Lita Ford, Tony Iommi and Dave Gilmour. Kenny also auditioned for the Rolling Stones in 1994.
Aaronson has toured and recorded with a variety of artists including Billy Idol, Billy Squier, Foghat, Brian Setzer, Dave Edmunds, HSAS (Sammy Hagar, Neil Schon, Michael Shrieve), Mick Taylor, Graham Parker, Hall and Oates, Edgar Winter, Robert Gordon (musician), Leslie West Band, Rick Derringer and Joan Jett among others. Aaronson was a regular member of Jett's backing group the Blackhearts from 1991 to 1995. Aaronson was one of the few Blackheart band members to co-write a track with Jett. The song, "World Of Denial", was recorded for the 1994 album "Pure and Simple" but was not released in the U.S. until 2001's Fit To Be Tied- Great Hits by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts".
July 2011 Aaronson has supported singer/songwriter John Eddie and played with Corky Laing & The Memory Thieves. He continues to produce music and perform studio work. In 2011, Aaronson recorded with ex Bongo's singer Richard Barone on a tribute album for The Runaways. Aaronson joined the New York Dolls and will be touring in the summer of 2011 supporting Mötley Crüe and Poison.
More recently, 2014 recorded with Gar Francis of the Doughboys, Kurt Reil of The Grip Weeds and Bruce Ferguson of The Easy Out a self-titled full-length album under the name The Satisfactors. In June 2015 the first single of the album called Johnny Commando reached Top 10 in The Netherlands at Ned.FM Radio. In November 2015, he joined legendary British band The Yardbirds. In 2016, Aaronson was heavily featured on former Mambo Sons guitarist/songwriter Tom Guerra's critically acclaimed second solo album "Trampling Out the Vintage."