Tuesday, August 21, 2007

R! I! P!

Growing up as a fan of the Baltimore Orioles, my teen years coinciding with some of there great years of the late 70s and early 80s. Memorial Stadium, "Wild Bill" Hagy, and "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" were all emblematic of the good life at the time. Yesterday, "Wild Bill" Hagy passed away. His passing brings back many fond memories to me (like when the Orioles consistently were winners)...

And also on the death front, I was just reading about the tribute concert to Brad Delp held last weekend in Boston. A reunited Extreme and a Boston featuring appearances of as many former members as Tom Scholz is speaking too... I was somewhat surprised to read that Michael Sweet of Stryper handled a lot of the lead vocals for Boston. As I thought about it a bit, I thought, he could probably pull it off well. And then I wondered which songs he sang, 'cuz there's a few old Boston songs that are a little incongruent shall we say with what I'd expect from the singer from Stryper... just a thought...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael Sweet sang "Rock and Roll Band", "Peace of Mind" and "More Than a Feeling".
Michael Sweet of Stryper doing his level best to do Delp justice etc.
- Boston Globe, August 20, 2007
I was a fan of Boston and am a fan of Michael Sweet :)

Kevin said...

Thanks for the info! I'll have to look up that article.