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Lead Singer Of Boston Dies At 55  
User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

Boston lead singer Brad Delp dies at 55

03/09/2007 8:31 PM, AP


Brad Delp, the lead singer for the band Boston, was found dead Friday in his home in southern New Hampshire. He was 55. Atkinson police responded to a call for help at 1:20 p.m. and found Delp dead. Police Lt. William Baldwin said in a statement the death was "untimely" and that there was no indication of foul play.

Delp apparently was alone at the time of his death, Baldwin said.

The cause of his death remained under investigation by the Atkinson police and the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's office. Police said an incident report would not be available until Monday.

Delp sang vocals on Boston's 1976 hits "More than a Feeling" and "Longtime." He also sang on Boston's most recent album, "Corporate America," released in 2002.

He joined the band in the early 1970s after meeting Tom Scholz, an MIT student interested in experimental methods of recording music, according to the group's official Web site. The band enjoyed its greatest success and influence during its first decade.

The band's last appearance was in November 2006 at Boston's Symphony Hall.

On Friday night, the Web site was taken down and replaced with the statement: "We just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll."

A call to the Swampscott, Mass., home of Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau was not immediately returned Friday night.

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http://www.bandboston.com/


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Hmmm... The vegan lifestyle didn't work too well for him.

User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2872 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Very sad. I was just listening to their CD in my car today. RIP Brad


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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

Very Sad. Boston was tied with Chicago for my favourite band of all time. That black screen over top their Website is deafening silent.

RIP Brad



PS I quite Love the Album Artwork of Boston's 6 released Albums


  • Boston
  • Don't Look Back
  • Third Stage
  • Walk On (Shown Above)
  • Greatest Hits
  • Corporate America


[Edited 2007-03-10 05:18:28]


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User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1376 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Very tragic news. An absolutely phenomenal vocalist, he defined the Boston sound along with the pipe organ and guitar riffs.

They have one of the best selling debut albums of all time and there was a time in '75 and '76 when you could find "More Than A Feeling" or "Longtime" playing on an FM station just about 24/7. They were huge....

RIP Brad, you will be missed...


User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Quoting BHMNONREV (Reply 4):
there was a time in '75 and '76 when you could find "More Than A Feeling" or "Longtime" playing on an FM station just about 24/7. They were huge....

Still hearing 'Peace of Mind' and 'Don't look Back' on the radio quite often. The WERE Huge!

Cheers
Carson



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Thread starter):
Boston's most recent album, "Corporate America," released in 2002.

I guess I slept through this one...

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 1):
The vegan lifestyle didn't work too well for him.

Well, we shall see.

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 2):
I was just listening to their CD in my car today

I just downloaded their catalog on MP3.

I have mixed emotions. Boston is a 'mega' band, yet their body of work is remarkably small. I guess it could be argued that they did better whole albums then albums with mostly crap and a few hits. I still would have liked to have seen more then an album every 7 years or so. His death obviously ends any hope for Boston to get 'bigger' but I guess it's just as well.

 tombstone 


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2467 times:

One of my favorite Groups. In fact, I have Bostons Greatest Hits album in the CD Player in the BAFDT as I type.

What a great group . . . .


User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2460 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):
I have Bostons Greatest Hits album in the CD Player in the BAFDT as I type

As Do I
Hehe, Awesome!



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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2439 times:

Sad, About 4 of my MSN contacts have 'RIP Boston' in Their Screen Name.


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User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2436 times:

Definitely a huge loss - he was amazing vocalist. May he RIP.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 1):
Hmmm... The vegan lifestyle didn't work too well for him.

Am I the only one who notices that many vegans and vegetarians don't generally look as healthy? Something about the skin maybe........?




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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2432 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 10):
Am I the only one who notices that many vegans and vegetarians don't generally look as healthy?

No You're Not. I notice it too!



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21495 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

That is quite sad. I liked their music when it came out and I still do. Sad

User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

"Unique" is a word that's overused. But it applies to Boston. One of my favorite groups. Sad news..
TPAnx



I read the news today..oh boy
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

His "balls-in-a-vise" voice has never been duplicated. No one's come close.

Mark


User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2772 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

That sucks..  Sad Too young to die. Im listening to Peace of Mind right now, great song.  Smile

RIP

KPDX  Smile



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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3072 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

I never had a chance to see Boston in concert,but I have some live
materail which is just awesome.RIP Brad.
 thumbsup 



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User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

For me, Boston sort of defined growing up in the 70s.

It's hard to believe he was only in his mid 20s during that time.

RIP


User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

I remember that song "More than a Feeling". I have it on my playlist actually.

Andrea Kent


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
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Quoting EWRCabincrew (Thread starter):
Delp sang vocals on Boston's 1976 hits "More than a Feeling" and "Longtime." He also sang on Boston's most recent album, "Corporate America," released in 2002.

He joined the band in the early 1970s after meeting Tom Scholz, an MIT student interested in experimental methods of recording music, according to the group's official Web site. The band enjoyed its greatest success and influence during its first decade.

This is a tragedy for old-time rock music. I liked his voice and their stuff. Like Ted remarked, their catalogue was rather small. In the 15 years after they put out their debut, they only had 3 albums. On the album Third Stage, the had this long drawn out explanation for why it took so long to get the 3rd album out. In the early 1990's, Brad and Barry did the RTZ project, (Return to Zero, which ironically summed up the sales of this album) without Tom Scholz while Boston was on hiatis. It is a day in music to lose another great voice.



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Their concert in Baton Rouge back in the late 80's as a part of the Third Stage tour was probably the best concert I've ever been to.....that album is one of my favorites. It's one of the few that I first bought for my turntable, then scooped up a cassette tape for the car, finally a CD when I got really technologically advanced.

RIP, Brad...

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2253 times:

What else am I going to say what other's here haven't said already? The only thing I can add is that I am fortunate enough to have seen them in 1987.....they were amazing..

R.I.P. Brad....we will miss you..... Sad  tombstone 



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7543 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 5):
Quoting BHMNONREV (Reply 4):
there was a time in '75 and '76 when you could find "More Than A Feeling" or "Longtime" playing on an FM station just about 24/7. They were huge....

Still hearing 'Peace of Mind' and 'Don't look Back' on the radio quite often. The WERE Huge!

I still have the record (i.e. vinyl) of their first album (in which 3 of the above-listed songs came from). It was one of the first rock-n-roll record albums I bought back in '76.

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Thread starter):
A call to the Swampscott, Mass., home of Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau was not immediately returned Friday night.

During a brief period in the 1980s, band member, Fran Sheehan owned a small restaurant in neighboring Marblehead called the Custom House. The restaurant lasted about 5 years. The building presently another restaurant; it was Jacob Marley's during the '90s.



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User currently offlineJay767 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

It was suicide. Damn that sucks. http://tinyurl.com/2u9mpw


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Quoting Jay767 (Reply 23):
It was suicide.

Its been such a long time
I think I should be goin, yeah
And time doesnt wait for me, it keeps on rollin
Sail on, on a distant highway
Ive got to keep on chasin a dream
Ive gotta be on my way
Wish there was something I could say.


User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 25, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 24):
Its been such a long time
I think I should be goin, yeah
And time doesnt wait for me, it keeps on rollin
Sail on, on a distant highway
Ive got to keep on chasin a dream
Ive gotta be on my way
Wish there was something I could say.

Nicely Done.

It sure is a shame.  Sad



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