Joey Kramer was born in New York City June 21st, 1950. He's neen Aerosmith drummer since the beginning. In Joey's 2009 autobiography "Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top" Kramer takes credit for naming the band Aerosmith. He wrote that the name occurred to him in 1968 as he was listening to "Aerial Ballet" by Harry Nilsson. The name Aerosmith just popped into his head. Two years later when the band formed he mentioned it and Aerosmith was born!