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Boston Brings Memories to Solomons
Solomon's Island, MD - 8/20/2012
By Mike Wilson
Thursday night, August 16, the Calvert Museum hosted the legendary classic rock band BOSTON with the local favorite “Sam Grow” the opening at their PNC Waterside Pavilion.
BOSTON entered the public consciousness with the release of their first album “BOSTON” in August 1976. The debut album sold over 17 million copies and ranks as the best-selling debut album in U.S. history with such hits as “More than a feeling, Peace of Mind” and my personal favorite “Foreplay/Long time.”
With MIT Masters graduate Tom Scholz, guiding the music and direction of the band and playing lead and rhythm guitar, BOSTON produced four more albums – “Don’t Look Back”, “Third Stage”, “Walk On” and “Corporate America.”
Boston’s distinctive music can be attributed to Scholz’s use of complex, multi-tracked electric and acoustic guitar harmonies and the extended vocal ranges of the original lead singer, the late Brad Delp.
Today, Tom Scholz is guiding the music of Boston. A new BOSTON album is in the works.
Distinguished for their ability to perform live with no pre-recorded materials, In addition to Tom Scholz, who plays guitar and keyboards, the line up for the concert included Gary Pihl, lead guitar; Tommy DeCarlo, vocals, percussion, keyboards; David Victor, vocals, guitar; Tracy Ferrie, bass guitar and Curly Smith, drums.
Thursday was a great walk down memory lane for me where the only thing missing was the palm trees and surf of Hawaii where I grew up.
The Calvert Marine Museum will host rocker “Cheap Trick” and “Blondie” Sunday September 30 at 7:30 p.m. The tickets for this concert went on sale to the public August 7th.
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