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Brad Whitford and 9 Other Berklee College Of Music Grads (and Dropouts)
Berklee College of Music is one of the most revered music education institutions in the world, and they also might just have one of the coolest alumni lists of any college ever.
Among their notable alumni is Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, who celebrates a birthday today (February 23.) Of course, he's not the only rock star to graduate from Berklee. Check out the gallery below to see who else cut their teeth at the famed Boston college, whether they graduated or not.
Brad Whitford: Graduated from Berklee in 1971. Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM
Steve Vai: This guitar hero proudly graduated from Berklee in 1979. Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Quincy Jones: How do you know you're a legend? Jones' application to Berklee is on display at the school...and he didn't even graduate! Things seemed to work out for him okay. Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images
Donald Fagen: The Steely Dan vocalist dropped out of Berklee in 1968 but went back, Jack, and collected an honorary doctorate in 2001. Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images
John Mayer: He may be hanging out with Dead and Company today, but Mayer was hanging out at Berklee in the late 90's before dropping out in 1998. Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Cindy Blackman: The badass Santana/Lenny Kravitz drummer graduated from Berklee in 1980. Photo by Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images
Melissa Etheridge: The iconic singer/songwriter attended Berklee for a handful of semesters, but dropped out in 1980. Due to Etheridge's contribution to music, she was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2006. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Joey Kramer: The Aerosmith drummer also attended Berklee, but he dropped out in 1971. Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images
Billy Squier: Now everybody! Have you heard Squier attended Berklee? However, his stay was brief, and he dropped out in 1971. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Kevin Eubanks: The band leader for 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' graduated from Berklee in 1979. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)