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 Brad Delp

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Original Name
Bradley Edward Delp
Birth
Peabody, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
9 Mar 2007 (aged 55)
Atkinson, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID
18312460 View Source

Rock Musician. He was the lead singer of the popular 1970s rock group "Boston." His life in music began when he saw "The Beatles" on "The Ed Sullivan Show" at the age of 13, and decided to learn to play the guitar. The first band he joined was called the Iguanas. The Monks were 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 bandmate 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 was about to launch a new concert tour.

Rock Musician. He was the lead singer of the popular 1970s rock group "Boston." His life in music began when he saw "The Beatles" on "The Ed Sullivan Show" at the age of 13, and decided to learn to play the guitar. The first band he joined was called the Iguanas. The Monks were 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 bandmate 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 was about to launch a new concert tour.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: AJ
  • Added: 9 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 18312460
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18312460/brad-delp: accessed ), memorial page for Brad Delp (12 Jun 1951–9 Mar 2007), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18312460, ; Maintained by Find a GraveBurial Details Unknown, Ashes given to family or friend.