Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, that achieved their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Boston’s best-known works include the songs “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Rock and Roll Band”, “Smokin'”, “Don’t Look Back”, and “Amanda”. They have sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were from their self-titled debut album and seven million were for their second album, Don’t Look Back. Altogether, the band has released six studio albums.
Donald Thomas “Tom” Scholz (born March 10, 1947) is an American rock musician, songwriter, inventor, engineer, and philanthropist, best known as the founder of the band Boston. He is also the inventor of the Rockman portable guitar amplifier. He has been described by Allmusic as “a notoriously ‘un-rock n’ roll’ figure who never enjoyed the limelight of being a performer,” preferring to concentrate almost exclusively on his music, and in more recent years, spending much of his time working with charities.
Bradley Edward “Brad” Delp (June 12, 1951 – March 9, 2007) was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock bands Boston and RTZ.
Fran Sheehan is an American rock musician best known for being the bass player in the early incarnation of the rock band Boston. Sheehan was perhaps the most experienced musician in the original lineup of Boston.
John Thomas “Sib” Hashian (born August 17, 1949) is an Armenian/Italian-American musician, best known as a drummer for the rock band Boston.
Barry Goudreau (born November 29, 1951) is a musician, best known as one of the original guitarists for the rock band Boston.