ATKINSON, N.H. ? Brad Delp, the lead singer for Boston, a huge rock
sensation in the 1970s, was found dead Friday in his home, police said.
He was 55.
Atkinson police responded to a call for help at 1:20 p.m. and
found Delp dead. Police Lt. William Baldwin said in a statement the
death was “untimely” and there was no indication of foul play.
Delp apparently was alone at the time of his death, Baldwin said.
“There was nothing disrupted in the house,” Police Chief Philip
Consentino said. “He was a fairly healthy person from what we’re able
The cause of his death remained under investigation by the
Atkinson police and the New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s office. Police
said an incident report would not be available until tomorrow.
Delp sang vocals on Boston’s 1976 hits “More than a Feeling”
and “Long Time.” He also sang on Boston’s most recent album, Corporate
America, released in 2002.
He joined the band in the early 1970s after meeting Tom
Scholz, an MIT student interested in experimental methods of recording
music, the group’s official website said. The band enjoyed its greatest
success and influence during its first decade.
The band’s last appearance was in November 2006 at Boston’s Symphony Hall.
On Friday night, the website was taken down and replaced with the statement: “We just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll.”