Mar 10, 2007

Boston Lead Singer Dies

From the Bostonist...

Boston Frontman Brad Delp, 1951-2007

brad-delp.jpgA brief report appeared tonight indicating that the lead singer of Boston, Brad Delp, died this afternoon, taking his unmistakable voice with him. He was 55.

Police say there was no foul play involved. About the only oddities in the death were Delp's young age and the fact that the frontman for Boston died in New Hampshire.

All Boston's official website says right now is "We've just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll."

Delp was Boston's original singer and handled the vocals for the 1976 track "More Than a Feeling," the thought of which makes us a tad misty. That single song inspired a host of rock anthems.

We found this performance of the band's "More Than a Feeling" online, and it gives us fresh appreciation of Delp's skill. His vocals flow right into the guitar solo, yet it never becomes a hair-metal shriek, and it always meshes perfectly with the other elements of the band.

Even though we're all ironic now when it comes to music, we'll raise up a lighter for Mr. Delp.

ATKINSON, N.H. — Brad Delp, lead singer for the band Boston, was found dead Friday in his home in southern New Hampshire. He was 55.

Atkinson police responded to a call for help at 1:20 p.m. and found Mr. Delp dead. Lt. William Baldwin said in a news release that there was no indication of foul play.

"There was nothing disrupted in the house. He was a fairly healthy person from what we're able to ascertain," Police Chief Philip Consentino told WMUR-TV.

Mr. Delp apparently was alone at the time, Baldwin said.

The cause of death remained under investigation. Police said an incident report would not be available until Monday.

Mr. Delp sang on Boston's 1976 hits "More than a Feeling" and "Long Time." He also sang on Boston's most recent album, "Corporate America," released in 2002.


Paula said...

Damn, I loved Boston. RIP, Brad.

~Babsbitchin~ said...

Paula, he was certainly talented. It's funny but I'd not a clue what he looked like. You know, back in the day, unless you went to a concert and were front row, you really didn't have much clue, as you do now days, of what the performer looked like. It was as it should were judged on talent, not looks, right?