I've been seeing a lot of searches for information about the untimely passing of Boston lead singer Brad Delp primarily because of my posts on Boston music here and here and here. Boston's debut album showed up in a few people's lists as one of the best albums by a Boston band (people's lists skew heavily to bands which came out of the punk rock explosion) but if there were a contest for best male vocalist from Boston, Brad Delp would be one of the heavy favorites--he could flat out sing. I was too young to be a Boston fan--their debut album came out in 1976 when I was 9--but they were certainly a staple on FM radio in my hometown. If you listened with any regularity, chances are "Don't Look Back" or "More than a Feeling" or "Long Time" would be coming out of your speakers at least once a day. I admire Brad Delp's dedication to playing music. How many other artists who sang on an album which has sold 17 million copies--that's 17 million copies--would do a regular gig playing in a Beatles cover band?
So far all of the Boston fans who have come here looking for information and haven't found it, the Boston Globe obituary can be found here, the Boston Herald's is here, and long time Boston music scene writer Brett Milano shares his thoughts.