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    Boston Lead Singer Found Dead

    I have always loved this group, Boston. Back in the 70's and 80's, I always looked forward to their next album, which was always sporadic, since music wasn't their primary jobs.

    My favorite Boston songs were Peace of Mind and More Than A Feeling. When those songs came on the radio, the volume went way up in my car.

    R.I.P., Brad.
    Boston lead singer found dead in his home
    POSTED: 10:38 p.m. EST, March 9, 2007

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Brad Delp, the lead singer of the 1970s and '80s rock band Boston was found dead at his home in southern New Hampshire on Friday, local police said.

    Delp, 55, apparently was home alone and there was no indication of foul play, Atkinson, New Hampshire, police said.

    With Delp's big, high-register voice, Boston scored hits with "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time," and "Peace of Mind."

    The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, but it remained active off and on, producing its last album "Corporate America" in 2002.

    Delp was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and bought his first guitar at age 13 after seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, according to his Web site. Since 1994, he spent his spare time working in a tribute band called Beatle Juice, the band's Web site said.

    The band's Web site carried a statement, "We've just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll."
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    That is so sad. He was too young to die. Such memories those songs bring back. We memorized every single word and cranked up the volume while driving as only a 16 yo can. My sympathy to his family
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    I love Boston, they were one of my favorite bands in college. How sad.

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    So sad. I love Boston.

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    That was sad to hear, he was still young. I've always loved their music.
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    I just heard about this too. So very sad. I loved BOSTON. I used to play their records over and over again. Er, I mean, CDs, yeah, CDs. Think I'll play one right now.

    Rest in peace Boston Brad :
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    The family is now calling it a suicide:

    CONCORD, N.H. --The family of Brad Delp, the lead singer for the band Boston, said Wednesday his death was a suicide.

    "He was a man who gave all he had to give to everyone around him, whether family, friends, fans or strangers," the family said in a statement relayed by police. "He gave as long as he could, as best he could, and he was very tired. We take comfort in knowing that he is now, at last, at peace."

    Delp, 55, died Friday at his Atkinson home. Police have said his fiancee, Pamela Sullivan, found him.

    Toxicology tests by the state medical examiner's office showed that Delp committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, said Lt. William Baldwin. Delp also left two notes taped to a door and letters to his family and Sullivan.

    Baldwin said police do not know the contents of the letters because they were sealed.

    The family's statement said Sullivan, Delp's children and their mother, his ex-wife Micki Delp, were grateful for the sympathy they had received and asked that their privacy be respected.

    Brad Delp joined Boston in the mid-1970s and sang two of its biggest hits, "More than a Feeling" and "Long Time."

    Delp had planned to marry Sullivan this summer during a break in a tour with Boston. A lifelong Beatles fan, Delp also played with a tribute band, Beatle Juice.

    Beatle Juice performed a benefit last year to help build a new public library in Atkinson, a small town of about 6,000 residents on the Massachusetts border.

    The family said last week it planned a private funeral followed by a public memorial to be scheduled later. Family and friends directed donations to the American Heart Association in Framingham, Mass.
    Family: Rocker Brad Delp's death was suicide. - Boston.com

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    This seems appropriate:

    It's been such a long time, I think I should be goin', yeah
    And time doesn't wait for me, it keeps on rollin'
    Sail on, on a distant highway, yeah
    I've got to keep on chasin' a dream
    I've gotta be on my way
    Wish there was something I could say

    Well I'm takin' my time, I'm just a movin' along
    You'll forget about me after I've been gone
    And I take what I find, I don't want no more
    It's just outside of your front door
    Oh yeah, yeah, yeah
    It's been such a long time
    It's been such a long time

    Well I get so lonely when I am without you
    But in my mind, deep in my mind, I can't forget about you, woah
    Good times, and faces that remind me, yeah
    I'm tryin' to forget your name and leave it all behind me
    You're comin' back to find me

    Well I'm takin' my time, I'm just a movin' along
    You'll forget about me after I've been gone
    And I take what I find, I don't want no more
    It's just outside of your front door
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
    It's been such a long time
    It's been such a long time

    Yeah, It's been such a long time, I think I should be goin', yeah
    And time doesn't wait for me, it keeps on rollin'
    There's a long road, I've gotta stay in time with, yeah
    I've got to keep on chasin' that dream, though I may never find it
    I'm always just behind it

    Well I'm takin' my time, I'm just movin' on
    Just takin' my time (Yeah, just movin' on)
    Takin' my time (Yeah, just takin' my time)
    Takin' my time (Yeah)
    Takin' my time (Oh, you know I want to get on home)
    Takin' my time (Oh)
    Takin' my time (Oh, just takin' my time)
    Takin' my time (Oh, just a takin' my time)
    Takin' my time
    Takin' my time (Just outside of your front door)
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    And considering the circumstances of this death, let me just add the lyrics to my favorite Boston song, which is somewhat applicable in this situation.

    PEACE OF MIND
    Now if youre feelin kinda low bout the dues youve been paying
    Futures coming much too slow
    And you wanna run but somehow you just keep on stayin
    Cant decide on which way to go
    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    I understand about indecision
    But I dont care if I get behind
    People livin' in competition
    All I want is to have my peace of mind.

    Now youre climbin' to the top of the company ladder
    Hope it doesnt take too long
    Can't you see there'll come a day when it wont matter
    Come a day when youll be gone

    I understand about indecision
    But I dont care if I get behind
    People livin' in competition
    All I want is to have my peace of mind.

    Take a look ahead, take a look ahead, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

    Now everybodys got advice they just keep on givin'
    Doesnt mean too much to me
    Lots of people out to make-believe they're livin'
    Cant decide who they should be.

    I understand about indecision
    But I don't care if I get behind
    People livin' in competition
    All I want is to have my peace of mind.
    *****************************

    I hope Brad has peace of mind now, and his family as well.
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    I'm so choked up after reading those lyrics. Each song has taken on such a new meaning now. I just found out about his death yesterday. It is very, very sad. Thank you, Nemeses, for pointing me in the right direction.
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