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Boston, Bob Seger: State Farm Show Arena, Harrisburg PA

Live Review by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 8 January 1977

AMAZING WHAT a platinum album can do, isn't it? ...

Boston Stranglehold

Report and Interview by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 29 January 1977

How can any band be so special that their VERY FIRST album goes platinum? A suspicious GEOFF BARTON goes to the States to investigate... ...

Boston: More Than a Sensation...

Profile and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 19 February 1977

...more like a fairy tale come true, as the band who came from nowhere take off in unprecedented fashion. Chris Charlesworth reports from New Jersey ...

Rock Stars Talk Back

Comment by Susan Whitall, Creem, May 1977

Dozens listen. ...

Boston: The Biggest Unknown Group On The Planet

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 14 May 1977

THERE ARE five people in Boston. Barry, Tom, Sib, Brad and Fran. One year ago no one knew who they were. Today no one knows ...

Boston: A Million Dollars & A Holiday Inn

Report and Interview by Toby Goldstein, Creem, July 1977


Boston: San Francisco

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, 14 October 1978

I SHOULD have been prepared for it, being in San Francisco and all that, but I hardly expected that a Boston concert would find me ...

Boston: Don't Look Back (Epic)

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, November 1978

SHE'S THE ONE dreams were invented for, and you've had her. The pursuit was long and arduous, the affair sudden and turbulent. You've gone madly ...

Just another band from Boston with a cinema-organ called Bernie and a drummer called Sib who wears knee-socks (snigger)

Report and Interview by Hugh Fielder, Sounds, 29 September 1979

'We were just another band out of Boston/On the road and tryin' to make ends meet'. ...

Boston: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, 20 October 1979

GOAL! ...

Hard Pop, Suburban Rock

Report by J.D. Considine, Musician, October 1981

Band like REO, Styx and Journey have taken the details of the rock sound and made the medium the whole message, capitalizing on the rock ...

30 Minutes with Tom Scholz of Boston

Interview by Mike Mettler, Sound + Vision, November 2006

Two of rock's Holy Grail albums, 1976's Boston and 1978's Don't Look Back are finally remastered by the band's meticulous mastermind, and he tells us ...

More Than a Feeling: The 20 Greatest AOR Tracks of All Time!

Guide by Matthew Hamilton, Rock's Backpages, July 2009

Author's Note: I have found that most discussions of AOR get easily sidetracked unless it's made clear which definition of the AOR acronym we're using. ...


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