Chain Reaction (1960s band)

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Chain Reaction
Origin New York, USA
Genres garage rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock
Years active 1964–1968
Labels Date Records, Verve Records
Associated acts Aerosmith
Past members Don Solomon
Peter Stahl
Alan Strohmayer
Steven Tallarico
Barry Shapiro

Chain Reaction, also known as The Strangeurs, was an American pop band from Yonkers, New York. They had two singles and were most notable for having lead singer Steven Tallarico (Steven Tyler, as he would later come to be known). They started off as the Strangers, until finding a group who already had that name, switching to The Strangeurs as a result. After a line-up change they changed their name to Chain Reaction.

Chain Reaction performed in concert as the opening act for such groups as The Beach Boys, The Byrds and The Yardbirds. The band's 1966 song "When I Needed You" appeared on Aerosmith's 1991 compilation box set album Pandora's Box.[1]

Thee Strangeurs line-up[edit]

Chain Reaction line-up[edit]


  • "The Sun" / "When I Needed You" (B. Shapiro - S. Tallarico - D. Solomon - A. Strohmayer - P. Stahl) 1966
  • "You Should Have Been Here Yesterday" / "Ever Lovin' Man" (Don Sloan - Peter Stahl) 1968

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  1. ^ Huxley, Martin (1995). Aerosmith: The Fall and the Rise of Rock's Greatest Band (1st ed.). New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 7–8, 10. ISBN 978-0-312-11737-5. 

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