According to the official Boston web site, plans developed by the late Brad Delp’s children for a tribute concert are moving forward.
Currently scheduled to take place at The Pavilion on Boston Harbor, the tribute is set to feature a performance by Boston who will be joined by Michael Sweet of Stryper, Mickey Thomas of Jefferson Starship and Sammy Hagar who will all be singing in place of Delp as part of the tribute.
The organizers have also invited Barry Goudreau, Fran Sheehan and Sib Hashian to join them for the final performance of the tribute, which will be Boston’s Don’t Look Back.
For me, Boston was one of my earliest rock n’ roll memories. When their first album was released back in the 70’s it seemed like everybody on the planet had it or wanted it. I was no exception and I recall driving home from the store with the LP in my car, anxiously waiting to get home and put it on the turntable for the first time.
I was very surprised and very sorry to hear about Brad Delp’s recent passing and will remember him as a pretty darn good singer for a band that helped put the Boston area on the rock n’ roll map.