Joe Perry (Musician) Biography, Age, Height, Career, Net Worth, Family

Joe Perry (musician) Biography

Anthony Joseph Pereira better was known by his stage name, Joe Perry is an American musician, songwriter, and vocalist, who is best known as the lead guitarist and founding member of the American rock band Aerosmith. Sometimes referred to as the “Greatest American Rock Band of All-Time” and the “Bad Boys from Boston”. Aerosmith has sold over 150 million albums worldwide and 70 million in the U.S. alone, making them one of the biggest selling artists of all time.

Joe Perry (musician) Education

Unfortunately, while attending the local high school in Hopedale, his grades were not good and his chances of eventually going to college were fading. At one point, his parents even tried enticing him with a promise that if he did work and get his grades up he might be able to intern one summer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod. But, Joe’s struggles in school continued.

So, while in his junior year at Hopedale high school, his parents made the decision to remove him and instead enroll him into an “all boys” preparatory school, called Vermont Academy. It was a “boarding” school located in a little Southern Vermont town called “Saxton’s River,” and it housed around 200 young men. The teenaged Joe Perry was not very happy with the plan.

Joe Perry (Musician)
Joe Perry (Musician)

Joe Perry (musician) Career

Anthony Joseph Perry was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts] and grew up in the town of Hopedale, Massachusetts. His father was an accountant of Portuguese descent from Madeira and his mother a high school gym teacher.

At a very young age, Perry found himself drawn to the ocean. His dream was to one day become a marine biologist and follow in the footsteps of his hero, Jacques Cousteau

Unfortunately, while attending the local high school in Hopedale, his grades were not good and his chances of eventually going to college were fading. At one point, his parents even tried enticing him with a promise that if he did work and get his grades up he might be able to intern one summer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod.

But, Joe’s struggles in school continued. So, while in his junior year at Hopedale high school, his parents made the decision to remove him and instead enroll him into an “all boys” preparatory school, called Vermont Academy. It was a “boarding” school located in a little Southern Vermont town called “Saxton’s River,” and it housed around 200 young men. The teenaged Joe Perry was not very happy with the plan.

It was his parents’ hope, that with their son actually living at school and being embedded in such an educational environment, he would be able to focus more on learning and bring his grades up to an acceptable college “entry” level. Many years later, in his memoir: “Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith” Joe Perry writes about his self-professed “slow learning” during his school years and how it was actually the result of him having ADHD, a condition that had remained undiagnosed until recently. He spoke about it in a 2014 interview with J.C. Macek for PopMatters.

com while promoting his new book: “It was looked at as a discipline problem when I was in school. And certainly, over the years, after I left school, I had forged my way into this thing called rock ‘n’ roll and it was less of an issue.

“However, Perry now considers the possibility that the learning disability was something of a double-edged sword for his career: “I’m starting to realize that in some ways it’s helped my guitar playing and it’s hurt my guitar playing in the way that I kind of learned certain things and my ability to retain certain things.”

Joe Perry (musician) Age

The American musician, songwriter, and vocalist was born on September 10, 1950, in Lawrence, MA.

Joe Perry (musician) Family

Anthony Joseph Perry was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and grew up in the town of Hopedale, Massachusetts. His father was an accountant of Portuguese descent from Madeira and his mother a high school gym teacher. At a very young age, Perry found himself drawn to the ocean. His dream was to one day become a marine biologist and follow in the footsteps of his hero, Jacques Cousteau.

Joe Perry (musician) Wife

Talking about his marriage, he first married Elyssa Jarret. The two got divorced sometime in 1992 after birthing a son whom they named Adrian. Three years after, he wedded Billie, and together they had two sons named Tony and Roman. However / Billie had a son named Aaron from her previous relationship. To date, the couple is very much together, in fact, Joe has even gone ahead to engraved the picture of Billie on his guitar.

Joe Perry (musician) Height

Anthony is 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Joe Perry (musician) Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $140 million.