Saturday, March 10, 2007

"Nicest Guy in Rock and Roll" is Dead

Within a couple weeks of posting about the possibility of a Boston reunion here at the Weight, we have just received this very sad news that Boston lead singer Brad Delp has died of undertermined causes at the age of 55.

The following story is from the AP:

ATKINSON -- Brad Delp, the 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 Delp dead. Police Lt. William Baldwin said in a statement the death was "untimely" and that there was no indication of foul play. Delp apparently was alone at the time of his death, Baldwin said. The cause of his death remained under investigation by the Atkinson police and the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's office. Police said an incident report would not be available until Monday.

Delp sang vocals on Boston's 1976 hits "More than a Feeling" and "Longtime." He also sang on Boston's most recent album, "Corporate America," released in 2002. He joined the band in the early 1970s after meeting Tom Scholz, an MIT student. Delp also was lead singer for Beatle Juice, which performed often in the Portsmouth area, including the annual Sexual Assault Support Services benefit show last month at The Music Hall.

On Friday night, the band Boston's Web site was taken down and replaced with the statement: "We just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll."

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