Boston Lead Singer Brad Delp Dies

Boston's Brad Delp

BOSTON (the band) lost its talented and popular lead singer Brad Delp on March 9th 2007, reportedly to suicide.

Co-founder, lead guitarist and songwriter Tom Scholz posted the following message on the band's website at BandBoston.com:

"As you all know by now, BOSTON'S lead singer, Brad Delp, was found dead in his home on Friday, March 9th 2007. Plans for live BOSTON performances this summer have, of course, been cancelled...

"Brad and I were friends and collaborators for 35 years. Both of us being vegetarians, non-drug users and more interested in music than money, put us in a very small minority in the music business; our bond ran much deeper than just BOSTON music...

"When someone asked me what Brad was like, the first words that always came to mind were "nice guy." Oddly, his incredible performing abilities seem barely worth mentioning compared to his attributes as a human being. He was soft spoken yet very quick and funny...

"My heart goes out to his wonderful fiancee Pamela, his two children and other family members, his close friends and band mates, and to the millions of people whose lives were made a little brighter by the sound of his voice. He will be dearly missed..." —Tom Scholz

New Hampshire television station WMUR reported extensively on the Atkinson, New Hampshire resident's untimely passing.

"Family members of singer Brad Delp of the classic rock band Boston said his death last week was a suicide.

"The family has issued a statement through police in Concord but they gave no other details about his death...

"Police, however, said that Delp poisoned himself with carbon monoxide with two charcoal grills he started inside a sealed bathroom...

'He was a man who gave all he had to give to everyone around him, whether family, friends, fans or strangers,' the family said in the statement. 'He gave as long as he could, as best he could, and he was very tired. We take comfort in knowing that he is now, at last, at peace.'

"Police have said Delp's fiancee, Pamela Sullivan, found him at his home on Friday."

Delp's incredible vocal range and purity was a hallmark of the million-selling band's sound.

Notably, Delp sang lead 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.

SIDEBAR: "...the 1976 release of [the band's debut album] Boston consisted largely of Scholz's original basement tapes; spawning three hit singles ("More Than a Feeling," "Long Time," and "Peace of Mind"), the LP shot immediately to the top of the charts, and remained the best-selling pop debut effort in history before it was supplanted by Whitney Houston's first album in 1986..." —Allmusic.com 


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