Did Steven Tyler Write the Lyrics to “Walk This Way” on the Wall of a Stairwell?

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MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Steven Tyler wrote the lyrics to “Walk This Way” on a wall of a stairwell.

After initially releasing the song in 1975 as a single from their third album, Toys From the Attic, Aerosmith re-released “Walk This Way” as a single upon the release of their fourth album, Rocks, in 1976, and it became a top ten hit.

The song had a very unusual origin, at least in part based on the strange ways that the group used to work back in their early days.
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