Jimmy's Bio

Originally from the East Coast, Jimmy Crespo has recorded and/or performed with Rod Stewart, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Beck, Sebastian Bach, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Squire, Julian Lennon, Lita Ford and many more. Jimmy is perhaps most recognized as a member and co-writer of Aerosmith from 1979 – 1984. Crespo attracted the attention of Aerosmith’s management following the departure of Joe Perry from the band in 1979 and was invited to audition for the vacant lead guitarist position. Crespo was asked to join Aerosmith in October 1979, contributing a guitar solo to the song “3 Mile Smile” for the already recorded Night in the Ruts album. Crespo commenced touring with the band soon after joining, and he and Tyler forged a credible songwriting partnership. Crespo co-wrote Aerosmith’s 1982 album Rock in a Hard Place, performing almost all the guitar duties on the album. Crespo served as the solid musical force of the band during this period. Immediately following his tenure in Aerosmith, Crespo joined Adam Bomb and signed to Geffen before settling in LA . In the early 1990’s Crespo toured and recorded with Billy Squier before he joined Rod Stewart as lead guitarist, helping the rock legend to one of his most successful tours. Currently Crespo continues to do session work and performs with local bands in the Las Vegas circuit where he now lives. He was recently added to the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, Wall of Fame.