Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler’s father, Victor Tallarico, died this past Saturday (Sept. 10) in Nashua, New Hampshire at the age of 95. Victor was surrounded by family when he died peacefully. His online obituary read: “Victor was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Susan Ray (Blancha) Tallarico. He leaves a brother, Ernest Tallarico, of Tampa, Florida, two children, Steven and Lynda; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many friends.”
“Among Victor’s proudest accomplishments were his offspring: Lynda, a retired teacher who resides in southern Vermont, and Steven, who, having been well launched into the music business by Victor, became famous as Steven Tyler, the lead singer of the rock band Aerosmith.”
Last year Tallarico talked to the Nashua Telegraph about his famous son, “My favorite song of his? ‘Dream On’. Because it’s not really a rock song. Of course, I’m proud of him. [He’s] number one in the rock field. There is no one like him. There will never be. He, as far as I’m concerned, is a genius.” Condolances goes out to the entire Tallarico family.
Guitar legend Jeff Beck will be a special guest at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the two-day music event hosted by Ryan Seacrest that will mark the biggest live concert festival in radio history. Beck will join Steven Tyler in a special performance to kick off the second night of the Festival on Saturday, September 24th.
The two join an amazing lineup of music’s superstars including Jane’s Addiction, Sublime with Rome, John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney, Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Rascal Flatts, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson and special performances from Usher and Sting.
Joe Perry and a surprise guest star are joining the Woodstock area on Sunday, September 18th at 4 PM, at the Woodstock VT Town Hall Theater to thank the rescue workers and volunteers, and raise funds for the hardest hit households. The Irene Good Bye Cabaret Benefit is free, for all ages, and includes a free will contribution. 100% of all proceeds will go to the Woodstock VT Area Flood Relief Fund of Sustainable Woodstock. You can contribute to the fund online here , or via mail:
Woodstock VT Area Flood Relief Fund
PO Box 611
Woodstock, VT, 05091