Friday, March 10, 8947

Tom Scholz (b. 1947) - Boston

Donald Thomas "Tom" Scholz (b. March 10, 1947) is a American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, inventor, and mechanical engineer, best known as the founder of the hard rock band Boston. He is also the inventor of the Rockman guitar amplifier. As noted by Allmusic, he is 'a notoriously "un-rock n' roll" figure who never enjoyed the limelight of being a performer' but instead concentrated almost exclusively on his music. After achieving commercial success with Boston, Scholz has spent much of his time working with charities.


Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists.

Boston's best-known works include the songs More Than a Feeling, Peace of Mind, Foreplay/Long Time, Rock and Roll Band, Smokin', Don't Look Back, and Amanda. They have sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million are their self-titled album and 7 million are their second album, Don't Look Back.

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