Happy Birthday! Tom Hamilton

Born on this day in 1951, Thomas William "Tom" Hamilton, the American musician, best known as the bassist for Aerosmith turns 67. He has regularly co-written songs for Aerosmith, including two of the band's biggest hits: "Sweet Emotion" and "Janie's Got a Gun."

In August 2006, Tom announced that he was diagnosed with throat and tongue cancer and completed a seven-week course of radiation and chemotherapy. Three years later (in 2009) cancer returned and extended into his voice box. Watch the video below to see how doctors saved his voice.



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