It was 13 years ago today (March 9, 2000) that Boston lead singer Brad Delp committed suicide at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire, at the age of 55.The singer was found lying on a pillow by her fiancée, Pamela Sullivan. Bradley Edward Delp (born June 12, 1951 — March 9, 2000) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, who was the lead vocalist of American rock bands Boston and RTZ. His band played cover songs in clubs during the early part of the 1970s while working with Mr. Scholz on the home recordings that became Boston's debut album.
Delp performed in clubs in New England with a band called Beatle Juice, playing faithful copies of the Beatles songs. He is survived by a daughter, Jenna, and a son, John Michael. BOSTON (Reuters) — The recent death of Brad Delp, lead singer of the rock band Boston, has been ruled a suicide, New Hampshire police said Wednesday. He remained in Boston ever since, touring and singing as the lead on Boston's 2002 album “Corporate America”.
Brad Delp, the lead singer of the band Boston who committed suicide last week, left behind a note calling himself a lonely soul, according to police reports released this Thursday. The deeply depressed singer had committed suicide by lighting two charcoal grills and letting carbon monoxide reach him. Boston Herald lawyers pointed to the testimony of former Boston members, other local musicians, Delp's doctor and Delp's friends, including Meg Sullivan (his fiancée's sister), many of whom say the singer didn't like Scholz, desperately wanted to leave the band and was tormented by his role as an intermediary in a conflict between Scholz and former band members. Over the years, only Delp remained in Boston, which has continued to tour even after his death hiring other singers.
The Herald, in a couple of recent articles, has focused on Delp's relationship with Scholz, describing what he says were the singer's negative feelings about Scholz conveyed by the testimony of numerous witnesses. In 1969, guitarist Barry Goudreau introduced Delp to Tom Scholz, who was looking for a singer to complete some demo recordings. As former members of the band, local musicians from the city of Boston, Delp's doctor and even friends of the singer, such as Meg Sullivan (his girlfriend's sister). Brad Delp, the lead singer of the band Boston who committed suicide last week, left behind a note calling himself “a lonely soul”, according to police reports released Thursday.
Police had been called to the Boston lead singer's home in Atkinson, New Hampshire, by his fiancée, Pamela Sullivan, after she discovered Delp's car with the dryer hose attached. It is known that there has always been some friction between Delp and Boston guitarist and creative leader Tom Scholz. And unfortunately Brad Delp, the lead singer of the second best-selling debut album in music history ended his life in a tragic way. And for almost two and a half years, Meg Sullivan also lived with the famous singer of the band Boston, staying in a spare bedroom at his home on Academy Avenue in Atkinson, N.
For millions of music fans, he was forever the singer whose buoyant voice brought Boston to the top of the charts in the seventies and eighties with hits like “More Than a Feeling “, Peace of Mind “, Long Time and “Amanda.