Boston was formed in, duh, Boston in the mid-'70s by Tom Scholz, a tech nerd whose homemade demo tapes became the cornerstone of the band's self-titled 1976 debut album -- one of the biggest-selling first albums of all time. With singer Brad Delp and guitarist Barry Goudreau, Scholz helped form the core of a band that charted three hit singles from that debut LP: 'More Than a Feeling,' 'Long Time' and 'Peace of Mind.' Two years later, they returned with 'Don't Look Back' and their first No. 1 album. Eight long years later, Scholz and Delp returned with 'Third Stage,' another No. 1 album and the band's only No. 1 single, the power ballad 'Amanda.' Delp was gone by the '90s, and, sadly, killed himself in 2007 at the age of 55. Scholz has continued to lead various lineups of Boston since, with their latest album, 'Life, Love & Hope,' coming out in 2013.
45 Years Ago: Boston Rushes Out Long-Delayed 'Don't Look Back'
Tom Scholz was crafting this second LP virtually by himself in a basement studio – so it took a while.
Former Boston Drummer William 'Curly' Smith Goes Viral on TikTok
Musician's son posted unreleased song online.
Tom Scholz Says Boston's Emergence 'Really Pissed People Off'
“I was like this enigma that came out of no place," mastermind says, reflecting on band's early days.
Did ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Rip Off ‘More Than a Feeling’?
Nirvana's grunge anthem bore a resemblance to Boston's hit song - and Kurt Cobain knew it.
Michael Sweet Recalls ‘Short-Lived’ Stint With Boston
Stryper frontman says he was “shocked” to be asked to replace Brad Delp in 2007.
Win a Trip for Two to See Boston and Joan Jett in Concert
Ultimate Classic Rock is giving one lucky winner a trip for two to Boston and Joan Jett's show in Boston on July 13.
Dwayne Johnson Honors His 'Second Dad' Sib Hashian, Classic Rockers Pay Tribute to Deceased Ex-Boston Drummer
Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who has had a long relationship with Sib Hashian's daughter, offers a particularly poignant tribute to the former Boston drummer.