Saturday, March 10, 2007

Boston Loses its Voice

Brad Delp, lead singer of the band Boston passed away on Friday. While not prolific by any means having released only four albums in their 32 year history, the band's self-titled debut sold it's millionth copy a mere three months after it's release in 1976 and to date has sold more than 17 million copies. Boston's debut LP was one of only two vinyl records I played so frequently that I actually wore them out to the point they needed replacement (Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell was the other).

Boston's music is still a staple on classic rock radio and in my own CD player and iPod. To this date, I still can't figure out how Brad Delp was able to accomplish some of the vocal magic captured on record. The band has memorialized Delp on their website with a photo and the following statement "The nicest, kindest, most caring, down to earth rock star the world has ever known. May you rest in Peace ."

1 comment:

egan said...

I didn't realize they only put out four albums. That's too bad. Au revoir Mr. Boston lead singer.