Boston (band)
Boston is an American
United States
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Rock music
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 band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist
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, keyboardist
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, songwriter
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, and producer
Record producer
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 Tom Scholz
Tom Scholz
Donald Thomas "Tom" Scholz is an American rock musician, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, 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...

, the band is a staple of classic rock
Classic rock
Classic rock is a radio format which developed from the album-oriented rock format in the early 1980s. In the United States, the classic rock format features music ranging generally from the late 1960s to the late 1980s, primarily focusing on the hard rock genre that peaked in popularity in the...

 radio playlists. Boston's best-known works include the songs "More Than a Feeling
More Than a Feeling
"More Than a Feeling" is a song by the rock band Boston, released as the lead single from their self-titled debut album on Epic Records in September 1976, with "Smokin'" on the flipside. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100...

", "Peace of Mind
Peace of Mind (Boston song)
"Peace of Mind" is a song by Boston from their debut 1976 self-titled album. It was released the next year as the third and final single from the album. As a single, the song peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1977...

", "Foreplay/Long Time
Foreplay/Long Time
"Foreplay/Long Time" is a song by the rock band Boston, released on the band's eponymous debut album, and as their second single, on Epic Records in 1976. It combines an instrumental introduction, "Foreplay", to the main song "Long Time", generally played as one on the radio and listed as one track...

", "Rock and Roll Band
Rock and Roll Band
"Rock and Roll Band" is a song by the rock band Boston, released on the band's eponymous debut album. It contains a fictional account of a band paying its dues and then making it big....

", "Smokin'
Smokin' (Boston song)
"Smokin" is a rock song by the American rock band Boston, released as the b-side to the band's first single,"More Than A Feeling." Like most of the tracks from the group's debut album, it has become a staple on classic rock radio.-History:...

", "Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back (Boston song)
"Don't Look Back" is a single by the American rock band Boston. It reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. It is the title track to their second album, 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 debut album
Boston (album)
The album soared, with three singles becoming Top 40 hits. All eight of the songs on the album still receive regular airplay on classic rock radio to this day, across the country...

 and 7 million are their second album, Don't Look Back.
Tom Scholz first started writing music in 1969 while he was attending MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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, where he wrote an instrumental, titled "Foreplay".