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Barry Gourdreau 'dreams' of Boston in the '80s

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After 1978’s Don’t Look Back album, Boston leader Tom Scholz informed the rest of the the band that he was taking a break and they should pursue other projects to keep busy.

Guitarist Barry Gourdreau released the single Dreams in 1980 and used fellow Boston bandmates Brad Delp on vocals and Sib Hashian on drums, so it’s no surprise this sounds like the Boston single you never heard. The record company started to promote Gourdreau as the mastermind behind Boston and it caused a riff between Scholz and Gourdreau.

Gourdreau was not invited back to join Boston on the Third Stage album, so he started bands such as Orion the Hunter and RTZ, both of which had moderate success.

- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger

[Last modified: Thursday, January 24, 2013 9:16am]

    

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