Boston's singer Brad Delp dies at 55

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Boston's singer Brad Delp dies at 55

Post by PerG » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:02 am

Brad Delp dies at 55.

Sad, I liked the first 2 albums Boston did. :cry:

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Post by man who ate his car » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:15 am

Couldn't believe it myself when I heard the news. We have lost another of the great ones. Wonder what happened to him. Heart attack, perhaps? Some classic songs on those first two Boston albums, including what I feel is the greatest metal ballad of all time, A Man I'll Never Be.
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Post by bertrand » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:21 am

So sad,he was a great singer. :cry:
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Post by cockatootoo » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:22 am

Yes, I just saw this in the paper today. Very sad.

A great rock vocalist (IMO) - excellent lead singer, but what clinched it for me was the BG vocals he did on that first album! Cool Sholtz songs, but I have to admit that Delp is the main reason I loved Boston so much.

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Post by Geir » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:31 am

...I'm very, very sad to hear this.

Just earlier this week I was playing the intro to Boston's "Can'tcha Say (You Believe in Me)" off of "Third Stage" to the 8th graders during my music lessons, marvelling about how absolutely gorgeous those harmonies are. According to Scholz, Delp wouldn't even listen to the first vocal before overdubbing the next harmony during tracking - that's how spot-on Delp's singing was at his best!

...Certainly one of those voices so characteristic that we won't hear anything quite like it again for ages. Rest in peace, Brad.

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Post by Leo camoose » Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:03 pm

Very sad......... :cry:

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Post by 1after2 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:59 am

Sad news indeed.
Brad Delp was a great singer.
First 3 Boston albums are marvellous, also thanks to him.
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Post by Marcus Bengtson » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:40 am

I loved Boston. I adored the first three albums and "corporate America" (the song) had som great antics by Mr Delp. R.I.P:

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Post by PerG » Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:12 am

If this is true then it's even worse... :cry:

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Post by man who ate his car » Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:21 am

So Brad Delp committed suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning. That's really a shame that he felt he had to take his own life and leave his fans and loved ones behind like that. Sometimes that's what happens with these rock n roll people. When they start getting old and are no longer able to perform at the level they're used to, they have a hard time dealing with it. There could be other reasons, but there's no point in speculating.

Ever since I read the news about Delp's passing, I have had Boston songs playing in my head. In this case it's not really a bad thing, as the songs are good. I see it as a tribute, a form of respect. We've lost another of the great ones, may he rest in peace.
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Post by PerG » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:53 am

Yes, "Peace Of Mind" is going non-stop in my head right now.

Here is a long article of the suicide and the possible background. Tragic story behind this one.

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Post by man who ate his car » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:13 pm

Thanks Per for posting the article. Sounds like he was going thru a few personal issues, but was it really that bad where he thought he had to turn to suicide? He was due to marry his fiance in the near future. This sounds like one of those tragedies that didn't need to happen. For me, the only way I can justify a person taking their own life is if they find out they have terminal inoperable cancer and they just want to end it all in order to avoid the pain and suffering. It's tragic that Brad Delp felt he had to choose this path, but the music and his voice will live on.
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Post by bertrand » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:19 pm

It's a tragic story,really.
It reminds me once again the story of David Byron who died alone and forgotten in his home after years of fame and fortune - and heavy drinking too.Loosing his family,his house,his voice and finally his life.
The rise and fall..that's the bad side of rock. :(
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Post by Geir » Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:42 am

...Tom Scholz recently posted an official note at bandboston.com that I enjoyed reading ... as opposed to what is presently being revealed in the press detailwise.

Oh, and I'll bring Boston's "Greatest Hits" to accompany me at work today, I think. "Peace of Mind", in particular, has been playing in my head over the last couple of days, for no apparent reason ... wonderful song!

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Post by DJWheels » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:45 pm

these little bits of extra info is nice... better then the few lines that I saw on my Yahoo News. It's really too bad that this was the way he chose to solve whatever it was that he was going through. Going through Boston music this past week was really good - very good music !! a favorite of mine for years - the music I got my driver's license to - great memories.
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