Boston (band)

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Boston is an American rock band formed by Tom Scholz in Boston, Massachusetts, that had its most commercial successes during the 1970s and 1980s. The band's core members include multi-instrumentalist, founder and leader Scholz, who played the majority of instruments on the band's 1976 self-titled debut album, and former lead vocalist Brad Delp, among a number of other musicians who varied from album to album.[1] Boston's best-known songs include: "More Than a Feeling", "Peace of Mind", "Foreplay/Long Time", "Rock and Roll Band", "Smokin'", "Don't Look Back", "A Man I'll Never Be", "Hitch a Ride", "Party", "Amanda" and "Feelin' Satisfied". The band has sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including 31 million units sold in the United States, of which 17 million were the band's debut album and seven million copies of the band's second studio album, Don't Look Back (1978), placing the group amongst the world's best-selling music artists.[2][3] Altogether, the band has released six studio albums in a career spanning over 48 years. Boston was ranked the 63rd-best hard rock artist by VH1.[4]

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1976 black-and-white photo of the American rock band Boston for their self-titled debut studio album Boston. From left to right guitarist Barry Goudreau, founder, leader, and multi-instrumentalist Tom Scholz, drummer Sib Hashian, singer Brad Delp, and bassist Fran Sheehan.
Boston in 1976. From left to right:
Barry Goudreau, Tom Scholz, Sib Hashian, Brad Delp, Fran Sheehan.
Background information
OriginBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Years active1975–present
Past members

After original longtime lead singer Brad Delp died in 2007, a number of vocalists have taken the stage; since 2013 Tommy DeCarlo had remained the group's lead singer. Other current members of the band include guitarist Gary Pihl, bassist Tracy Ferrie, drummer Jeff Neal and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Beth Cohen.[5] Stryper frontman and vocalist Micheal Sweet filled in on vocals after the death of Brad Delp.