As a result of home made demos recorded in the early 70s by enterprising MIT engineering graduate Tom Scholz (Donald Thomas Scholz, 10 March 1947, Toledo, Ohio, USA), one of the finest AOR albums of all time was created. The initial batch of tapes were recorded with Barry Goudreau (b. 29 November 1951, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; guitar), Jim Masdea (drums) and Ron Patti (vocals), but it was a second series of demos, with Brad Delp (b. Bradley Delp, 12 June 1951, Danvers, Massachusetts, USA, d. 9 March 2007, Atkinson, New Hampshire, USA; guitar/vocals) replacing Patti, that led to a contract with Epic Records. The line-up was completed by new drummer Sib Hashian (b. John Hashian, 17 August 1949, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and Fran Sheehan (b. 26 March 1949, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; bass). Adopting the name Boston, their 1976 debut was a US Top 3 album that eventually sold over 17 million copies in the USA alone, and spent two years in the US charts. The...
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