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Boston’s Bradley Delp… 11 years gone

It was 11 years ago today (March 9th, 2007) that Boston lead singer Brad Delp committed suicide at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire, at the age of 55. Emergency operators in Concord, New Hampshire, got a phone call seeking help and when local police responded, they found Delp had suffocated from the smoke of two charcoal grills he had lit inside his bathroom. The singer was found lying on a pillow by his fiancee, Pamela Sullivan. His cause of death was listed as carbon monoxide poisoning.

Delp will be remembered for his peerless vocals on such timeless Boston classics as “More Than A Feeling,” “Peace Of Mind,” “Foreplay/Long Time,” “Rock & Roll Band,” “Smokin'” — which he co-wrote with Boston co-founder Tom Scholz, “Hitch A Ride,” “Something About You,” “Let Me Take You Home Tonight,” — which Delp wrote on his own, “Don’t Look Back,” “We’re Ready,” and Boston’s only chart-topper, 1986’s “Amanda.” Delp is featured posthumously on Boston’s latest album, 2013’s Love, Life, And Hope.


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