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The band Boston was created when Tom Scholz answered a newspaper ad written by guitarist Barry Goudreau. At the time, Goudreau was looking for a keyboardist for his band, Mother's Milk. The band stayed under this name for a little while but was asked to change it when they put out their first studio album under Epic Records. The self-titled album was released in 1976. The band decided on the name Boston because they hailed from the city of Boston, MA. Boston quickly became one of the best-selling pop albums in music history; the album wasn't topped until Whitney Houston put out her debut album in 1986.
Because Scholz was a perfectionist, he spent quite some time working on Boston's follow up album, Don't Look Back. Scholz wanted to be sure that Don't Look Back reached the same level of success as Boston. The group released Don't Look Back in 1978, but only because of pressure given by the record label. Scholz was unhappy about having to rush on the release of the album and insisted that he take as long as he needed to complete the third album. As a result, Boston's third album, Third Stage, was released in 1986 on MCA Records; the album turned out to be a great success. By the time Boston released Third Stage, the only original band members left in the group were Scholz and Delp.
Boston went on to record another album after Third Stage entitled Walk On. Between the releases of the two albums, Scholz lost Brad Delp to another project he was working on with former Boston member Barry Goudreau called RTZ. After the loss of Delp in 1989, Scholz remained as the last original member of Boston. It took Scholtz another 8 years to complete Walk On, which was released in 1994; at that time, Walk On had turned out to be Boston's least successful release.
Scholz asked Delp to rejoin Boston in 1994 after Delp's side project had faded away. Delp rejoined just in time for the Walk On tour, which took place in 1995. Shortly after, Boston released their first Greatest Hits album in 1997, entitled Boston: Greatest Hits. Scholz headed back into the studio in 1999 to begin recording their next album. At this time the member lineup included Scholz, Delp, the Cosmos and Pihl, plus new members Kimberley Dahme and Anthony Citrinite. In August of 2002, Boston released the album entitled Corporate America, which was released under independent record label Artemis Records.