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Kenny Aaronson
Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour Band 1988-1989

Kenny Aaronson was born was born on April 14, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York. He started playing bass at the age of 15, and soon became a regular on the New York scene. As a teenager, he played bass for the heavy metal band Dust, who released two albums. In 1973, Kenny joined the short-lived New York art rock band Stories, who reached #1 in the U.S. with "Brother Louie," a surprise hit cover version of the Hot Chocolate song, which shot to the top of the American charts in September of that year.
After Stories split up, Aaronson joined the touring band of Hall & Oates in 1974, and shortly afterwards played with Leslie West's band West, Bruce and Laing. He then formed a group with Rick Derringer, and the band supported many of the top acts of the time including Aerosmith, Foreigner, Boston, Peter Frampton and Led Zeppelin.

Aaronson has played as a touring band member for dozens of other acts, including Joan Jett, Billy Idol,
HSAS, Foghat, Dave Edmunds, Graham Parker, Tom Guerra, and John Eddie to name a few.

Kenny was the bassist who, together with Chris Parker and G.E. Smith, comprised Bob Dylan's original "Never Ending Tour" band. He played the entire 1988 tour and six of the first seven 1989 shows. In 1989 he was forced to leave the tour after developing skin cancer. Aaronson was required to have an operation, which proved successful in defeating the disease.
He was replaced by Tony Garnier.

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