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."
Brad Delp was one of my musical heroes. As a child my older brothers would play Boston's first album loudly and I learned then what a transforming thing good, honest, lour rock and roll could do for one's soul. On a technical level, his voice was astounding. This music reminds me of what was so fantastic about live shows, arena rock, and uncomplicated, straightforward music.
In honor of Brad's passing, I offer my personal favorite Boston song