50 Years, 50 Albums 1976: Boston

50 Years, 50 Albums 1976: Boston

There are very few albums where every song on it has become a recognizable hit, especially a debut album! This is true for Boston’s first LP behind the genius of Tom Scholz, an MIT graduate with a Master’s degree from that esteemed university. When first signed to a record label (Epic) they wanted him to record in L.A. with their record producer, instead Tom decided that he would do the project in his basement studio in Watertown, Mass. where it eventually became Scholz Research & Development, Inc. This is where he developed electronic inventions he used on this album. Long story short, this album has been referred to as a landmark record of the 1970s and has sold over 25 million copies worldwide! We are proud to welcome Boston’s debut album into the WPLR Hall of Fame.

Learn more about the album:

The Story of Boston’s Blockbuster Debut Album

Boston’s Debut Album Isn’t a Guilty Pleasure—It’s One of the Best Records Ever

‘More Than a Feeling’: Tom Scholz recalls the creation of Boston’s enduring debut single

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