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 Brad Delp

Brad Delp

Birth
Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 9 Mar 2007 (aged 55)
Atkinson, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 18312460 · View Source
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Musician. Lead singer of the popular 1970s rock group Boston. Born Bradley E. Delp, his life in music began with the Beatles. After seeing them on The Ed Sullivan Show at the age of 13 he decided to learn to play the guitar. The first band he joined was called the Iguanas. The Monks being the band he played in throughout his high school years. After graduating from high school he had a job making the heating coils for Mr Coffee machines. He performed in local clubs when he could, which helped to hone his particular style. Delp was known for his high range. In 1969 he performed with Mother's Milk with founder Tom Scholz and fellow band mate Barry Goudreau. A demo tape was bought by Epic records and the name of the band changed to Boston. Boston's debut album (1976) sold more than 17 million copies and scored hit singles with "More Than a Feeling", "Long Time", and "Peace of Mind". Delp co-wrote "Smokin'" along with Scholz, and "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" himself. When Delp had time off from Boston he devoted himself to a Beatles tribute band called Beatlejuice. A vegetarian who didn't drink or do drugs, he was often referred to as "the nicest guy in rock and roll", but his later years were darkened by depression. He committed suicide at 55, just as Boston were about to launch a new concert tour.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: A.J.
  • Added: 9 Mar 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18312460
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Brad Delp (12 Jun 1951–9 Mar 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18312460, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.