"Boston" is an American rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Boston's best-known works include the singles "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," "Foreplay/Long Time," "Don't Look Back," "Feelin' Satisfied," and "Amanda."
Boston began when Tom Scholz, an MIT engineering graduate who worked at Polaroid, began to create a series of tape recordings in his home studio accompanied by guitarist Barry Goudreau and drummer Jim Masdea, with whom Scholz played in a previous band.Scholz soon became frustrated with the limitations of the technology at the time and began bulding his own equipment. The first tapes were rejected by the record labels; but a second set of tapes, which consisted of Scholz on guitar (which he learned to play while in Goudreau's band), with the newly hired singer Brad Delp on vocals and Masdea on drums, drew the attention of executives at Epic Records, a division of CBS. However, the label was dissatisfied with Masdea's performance, which led to his being replaced by Sib Hashian. The label also insisted th...
|music genre|| Arena rock, Hard Rock|
|current members|| Tom Scholz|