Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during
the 1970s and 1980s.
They have sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were for their self-titled
debut album and 7 million were for their second album, Don't Look Back.
Many of the songs from the debut album had been written as far back as 1970, six years before its release.
Scholz had just graduated from MIT with a degree in mechanical engineering and was working at Polaroid
on some top secret projects. But after work, he delved deep into his passion of writing and recording music.
He met Delp in 1970, and they quickly recorded the songs that would eventually become
More Than A Feeling and Hitch A Ride.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Rock, hard rock
Cosmo, Orion the Hunter, Return to Zero, Stryper
According to Scholz, both John Boylan and his engineer Warren Dewey
(who collaborated on mixing their debut album)
suggested the name "Boston" for the band.
for obvious reasons. Although Scholz felt it would be read as copying "Chicago," all of his rock music
background had come from Boston.
Even as a high school student in Toledo, Ohio he carefully tuned
in Boston's WBZ, a high power AM radio station which played the new influx of British rock,
and a collection of groups known in the 60's as the "Boston" sound - and of course, he,
Delp and the others lived in the greater Boston area.
Tom Scholz -
lead and rhythm guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals (1976-present)
Gary Pihl -
rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (1985-present)
Curly Smith -
drums, percussion, harmonica, backing vocals (1994-1997, 2012-present)
Kimberley Dahme -
bass, guitar, vocals (2001-present; on leave as of 2012)
Jeff Neal -
drums, percussion, backing vocals (2002-present; on leave as of 2012)
Tommy DeCarlo -
lead vocals, keyboards, percussion (2008-present)
David Victor -
guitar, vocals (2012-present)
Tracy Ferrie -
bass guitar, backing vocals (2012-present)
Brad Delp -
lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, percussion (1976-1989, 1994-2007; died 2007)
Jim Masdea -
drums, percussion, keyboards (1976, 1983-1988)
Fran Sheehan -
Sib Hashian -
drums, percussion, backing vocals (1976-1983)
Barry Goudreau -
guitars, backing vocals (1976-1981)
Chris Rivas -
David Sikes -
vocals, bass, keyboards (1987-1997)
Doug Huffman -
drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals (1987-1994)
Fran Cosmo -
lead vocals, guitar (1993-2006)
Anthony Cosmo (also known as Anton Cosmo) -
guitar, backing vocals, songwriter (1997-2006)
Anthony Citrinite -
Tom Hambridge -
Michael Sweet -
lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2008-2011)