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Tom Scholz In The Studio For Boston's 40th Anniversary

08/31/2016
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(ITS) Boston's Tom Scholz is featured on a new episode of In The Studio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Boston's self-titled debut. The show sent over these details:

A year before releasing what quickly became the biggest selling debut album in music history (a record Boston held for decades until only recently when nosed out by Guns'n'Roses' Appetite for Destruction), the band Boston did not even exist. In 1976 Tom Scholz's seven year basement tapes project would emerge out of nowhere to re-write the record books on popularity and profits. The Cinderella story of Scholz and Boston's debut would produce astronomical numbers (over 17 million sold to date), driven by three Top 40 singles "Peace of Mind", "Long Time" and the Top 5 smash "More Than A Feeling".

Tom Scholz shares with In The Studio host Redbeard how the monumental success of Boston's debut album insured his future in the music business. "That album doing as well as it did is the only thing that made it possible to do a second and a third one, because there was no way I was going to be able to write the songs for additional albums in the time frame that some bands do, pumping one out a year or even shorter ... It was only because it sold so well that it was possible to take the time to do it, and do it again... If it had been a 900,000 seller instead of a 9 million seller, I think there probably wouldn't be a Boston in existence today" Stream the episode here.

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